4 big takeaways from first day of media at Panthers’ camp

(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) Robby Anderson
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Robby Anderson looks the part

The Carolina Panthers have an embarrassment of riches at the wide receiver position. Some big decisions need to be made in the coming weeks regarding who makes the 53-man roster. But the biggest free-agent arrival outside of Teddy Bridgewater certainly looks the part at training camp.

Robby Anderson signed a two-year, $12 million deal with an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed to prise him away from the New York Jets this offseason. He is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s best deep threats. And his potential alongside D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel is limitless.

Although the wideout has yet to reach the 1,000-yard receiving mark during his career. It would be a big shock if Anderson didn’t get close to this milestone in 2020. His performance in front of the media on Sunday was one of the standout things to take away. And the player seems to have hit the ground running during his first few days of proper team drills.

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Anderson’s previous relationship with Matt Rhule during their time together at Baylor has obviously been of substantial benefit. The head coach has surrounded himself with familiar faces during this period of transition for him and the franchise. And getting the receiver onboard is another element that could ensure Carolina’s offense thrives next season.

Getting out on the field and doing it is a completely different ball game. But Anderson has a strong record of production despite some inept quarterback play. And he could be one of the main beneficiaries of consistent distribution in Joe Brady’s scheme.