New York Jets: Oakland Raiders join bidding war for Robby Anderson
The Oakland Raiders have entered the bidding war for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson. Here are all the details.
The Oakland Raiders are the latest team to join the apparent bidding war for New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson.
The news was jointly reported by Connor Hughes and Vic Tafur on Friday afternoon.
Hughes reiterated that the Jets won’t “give away” Robby, it has to be for the “right price” if they’re going to pull the trigger.
What that right price would be is up for debate.
Two veteran wide receivers were moved this week ahead of the NFL trade deadline in Mohamed Sanu and Emmanuel Sanders which could dictate the market.
Sanu went for a second-round draft choice. While Sanders was moved for a third and a fourth, with a fifth going back to the Denver Broncos.
Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, the Raiders’ probable “ceiling” offer for Anderson would be a third-round pick.
If that’s the case, the Jets should simply stand pat. Sanu and Sanders have better production, but that’s only because they’re older players.
Robby Anderson is young (26) and has barely scratched the surface of his potential. His best year came in 2017 when he hauled in 63 receptions for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.
Interestingly Robby’s career year came when John Morton was the Jets offensive coordinator. In February of 2019, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden hired him as a senior offensive assistant. Which could explain the sudden interest from Oakland.
Robby Anderson is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this March, so whatever team in theory that trades for him would be getting him as a rental.
Another team to keep an eye out for that has reportedly expressed interest is the Jets’ opponent on Sunday the Jacksonville Jaguars, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Other teams mentioned include the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles also expressed interest in 2018 when current Jets general manager Joe Douglas was on the staff.