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

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193 yards after the catch

Another area of Robby Anderson’s game that has shown a marked improvement through his opening stint with the Carolina Panthers is his ability to create yards after the catch. This is something that came in for criticism during his time with the New York Jets and it is a point the receiver has been keen to prove this time around.

Anderson currently has 193 yards to his name in this category, which is exactly what the player managed to secure all of last season and is proof positive that he made the right call in deciding to take his chances elsewhere.

How the Jets could use Anderson right now. The player must look at the atrocious state of the organization with a sense of relief that he is part of the Carolina Panthers, who seem to be trending in the right direction after reeling off two successive victories.

This refreshing change into an environment that now has a winning mentality is only going to mean good things for Anderson, who has already emerged as a possible Pro Bowl selection following the first quarter of the campaign. His exceptional route running is matched by supreme explosiveness that makes him incredibly difficult to cover. And Joe Brady seems to be bringing the best out of the free-agent acquisition in no uncertain terms.

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Anderson has typified what the Panthers are all about. He is enjoying his football, playing with a sense of freedom, and inspiring others around him. Long may this continue.