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

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82.4 percent catch success percentage

One of the more eye-catching statistics for Robby Anderson through four weeks of the 2020 season is the percentage of catches he has hauled in. This has been a key component in his rise to one of the NFL’s most talked-about players.

Anderson’s pass completion percentage is 82.4, which is remarkable in the grand scheme of things. The wideout has brought in 28 receptions from just 34 targets and is a further testament to how well he has settled into a new environment.

The campaign is still in its infancy, but Anderson is on course to smash his career average in this area. His success rate catching the ball currently stands at 56.5 percent, which is already a rise of 2.5% from his time at this New York Jets and is proof positive that all the player needed was a higher quality of teammate to get the most out of his tremendous ability to produce the goods.

This is also a strong indicator of Anderson’s timing with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was another free-agent arrival to the Carolina Panthers this spring. Offensive coordinator Joe Brady might have gotten some things wrong over the first fortnight, but there is no denying how impressively he has utilized the former Temple standout so far.

Hopefully, for Anderson and the Panthers, this is a trend that can continue long into the future.