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NY Jets need to retain Robby Anderson or else it’ll haunt them forever

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 24: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets in action against Trayvon Mullen #27 of the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Raiders 34-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 24: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets in action against Trayvon Mullen #27 of the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Raiders 34-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The NY Jets need to retain Robby Anderson this offseason or else it’ll haunt them forever. Here are all the details and what it all means.

NY Jets fans got a sneak peek of the future with Robby Anderson last year. If they don’t retain him this offseason it’ll come back to haunt them in the future.

The chemistry between Anderson and Sam Darnold is undeniable after an intriguing 2019 campaign. He caught 52 receptions for 779 yards and five touchdowns.

Once thought of as simply a deep threat, Robby proved that he has more to his route tree. In addition, he got tougher as the year progressed in 50-50 ball situations.

Is Robby Anderson a superstar No. 1 wide receiver?

Obviously not, but he’s a young player that clearly has his best football in front of him. The last homegrown talent at wide receiver that turned into anything was Jerricho Cotchery and you’d have to go back to Keyshawn Johnson before that.

During Anderson’s four-year tenure with the team, he has struggled with crappy quarterback play, inconsistency, and some bad playcalling. But the most important thing is he still hasn’t tapped into his unlimited potential.

If the NY Jets decide to hand him a fat contract extension this offseason it’ll be costly. But the team should feel confident that he’ll keep his nose clean. Early into his professional career, he got into some off the field skirmishes but nothing recently.

If the Jets let him go they’ll have to replace his production and add even more.

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For all the fans saying he’s not a good receiver, consider his circumstances. If he was on a better team he would’ve joined the 1,000-yard receiving club and some. Instead of watching another team reap the benefits of the Jets undrafted free agent find, maybe the team should invest in its own players. Which would send a positive message to the locker room that they reward players who deliver.

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