3 key stats behind Robby Anderson’s sensational start to the 2020 season

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Robby Anderson’s time with the Carolina Panthers has got off to an impressive start, which is further reflected in these three stats.

It has been an incredible start to the 2020 season for Robby Anderson. The wide receiver has made the smoothest of transitions to the Carolina Panthers and looks to be emerging as a true No. 1 option for the first time in his career.

Anderson’s colorful path to Carolina has come with some adversity. This is a player who almost gave up on the game in college before he was given another chance by Matt Rhule, who was clearly confident about his ability to make his presence felt with the Carolina Panthers in 2020 and beyond.

This has added yet another prolific weapon to Carolina’s offense, which has an embarrassment of riches for Joe Brady to call upon. Anderson’s initial few games in a new environment have more than exceeded expectations following his free-agent arrival from the New York Jets on a two-year, $20 million deal that included an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed.

There is nothing Anderson cannot do in the passing game. He has long been renowned as one of the NFL’s primary deep threats, but it is his ability to get open quickly in short-to-intermediate yardage situations that have been the most pleasing.

These sorts of plays might not make the highlight reel on Sports Center, but that does not detract from what a vital element this is for moving the chains. Anderson’s chemistry with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been money from the moment they set foot on the field and this can be the catalyst for bigger and better things in the future.

Let’s take a look at three key statistics behind Anderson and his incredible opening to the 2020 season.