3 Panthers players aiming to move up record books vs. Chargers

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Robby Anderson
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Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers WR

Robby Anderson has made a tremendous start to life with the Carolina Panthers. The wide receiver has hit the ground running in no uncertain terms and has gone over 100-yards receiving in consecutive contests.

This is a tremendous foundation from which to build a successful campaign. Anderson signed a two-year, $20 million deal with an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed to finally free him from the New York Jets, and the player has some notable accolades in his sights with another standout showing at the Chargers at SoFi Stadium.

Anderson is just 31 yards away from breaking Kelvin Benjamin’s record of most receiving yards in a player’s first three games in a Panthers’ uniform. The former wideout achieved 254 yards over the same period of time and this is a more than realistic objective for the former Temple star against an LA secondary that does have some holes providing Teddy Bridgewater can evade their ferocious pass-rush.

There is another target that might be even more coveted for Anderson.

He is 127 receiving yards away from besting Steve Smith‘s record of most yardage secured by any Carolina player during the first three games. This would be a significant feather in Anderson’s cap, but there is much work to be done before he can reach this feat.

Whether Anderson can get Smith’s record of 324 receiving yards is up for debate. But the fact he is in with a chance is another strong indication of just how well the player has started life in a new environment.