Robby Anderson won’t be re-signing with the New York Jets ahead of free agency. Here are all the details and what it means moving forward.
For all those New York Jets fans that were hoping wide receiver, Robby Anderson would take a hometown discount to stay with the team this offseason, fat chance.
On Monday Robby spoke to the media and was extremely transparent on how he views his pending free agent status:
“It wouldn’t be logical for me to sign with the New York Jets ahead of free agency. From a business perspective why wouldn’t I go out there and see what my value truly could be?”
Anderson was then asked what would be his ideal scenario be this offseason on how things play out:
“The goal for me is to get the most money and be in the best situation. Playing here the last couple of years is a factor but like I said the No. 1 goal is to get the most money and end up in the best situation possible.”
How much money he’ll command on the open market is an interesting question.
The latest estimations per Connor Hughes of The Athletic suggests Robby Anderson will ultimately receive a multi-year deal that’ll pay him between $13 and $15 million per season.
That would put him in the AJ Green ($15 million per season) and TY Hilton ($13 million per season) range for context, per Spotrac.
The New York Jets will now be forced to bid against the other 31 teams in the league in what is perceived to be an overall weak free-agent wide receiver class.
Robby is young (26 years old), showed vast improvement in the second half of the season, and has an unlimited amount of untapped potential. If the Jets don’t pay up, someone certainly will this offseason.