The rumor mill is running rampant in regards to NY Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson at the NFL Combine. Here are all the latest details.
When the NFL Combine comes to town it isn’t just about all the college football players working out.
Every year it’s a golden opportunity for the 32 NFL franchises all convening in one convenient location ahead of free agency to start chit-chatting.
One of the biggest pending free agents for the NY Jets is wide receiver, Robby Anderson. Where will he go? How much money will he cost?
Our Paul A. Esden Jr. spoke with NFL Information Broker, Benjamin Allbright, this week on The Manchild Show with Boy Green to get some more information:
“For the Jets fans listening Robby Anderson is getting a little bit of run here at the NFL Combine. He’s probably going to wind up in Carolina with the Panthers.
In terms of his contract, he’s going to get something in the $9 million per year range. I don’t think he’s going to get that top of the wide receiver market money. Robby may get close to $10 million per year on a three-year deal in free agency this year.”
If what Benjamin says is true then the NY Jets better lock up Robby Anderson to that deal as soon as possible.
A three year deal for around $30 million max ($10 million average) that would make Robby the 25th highest-paid receiver in football, per Spotrac.
For context, the NY Jets handed Jamison Crowder a three-year $28.5 million contract last year as a free agent. Currently, Jamison is the 26th highest-paid receiver in football.
The best wide receivers in all of football are in the $20 million per year average, if you could get Anderson for literally half that price why wouldn’t you?
Robby Anderson isn’t a No. 1 wide receiver. He hasn’t put up those kinds of numbers, he hasn’t shown a diverse enough route tree, and he’s inconsistent catching the football which is a prerequisite to playing the receiver position.
Despite that, the Jets should lock up Anderson to a long-term deal if the reported figures are accurate. It wouldn’t put the team in cap hell and this would help continuity on the offense for Sam Darnold and company heading into 2020.
One last nugget to consider, Benjamin Allbright is right way more than he’s wrong. It just seems hard to believe that a 26-year old receiver with game-breaking speed and clear levels of upside in a weak free-agent class wouldn’t be overpaid due to supply and demand.
Hopefully, Benjamin is right because that would be great news for Gang Green if that is truly Robby Anderson’s market value.