3 reasons Robby Anderson’s new deal with the Panthers is a win-win

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Robby Anderson has signed a new deal to keep him with the Carolina Panthers, which is a win-win for all parties heading into the 2021 season.

After almost two weeks of speculation, Robby Anderson and the Carolina Panthers have reached an agreement surrounding a contract extension. The wide receiver was tremendous in his first season with the franchise in 2020, so getting him tied down now is another big boost for the team ahead of Matt Rhule’s second campaign at the helm.

Anderson made a seamless transition to the Panthers after his free-agent switch from the New York Jets. He went over 1,000 yards receiving for the first time in his career, displaying the sort of charisma and attitude that made him an instant hit with players and fans alike.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rappaport, Anderson got a two-year, $29.5 million extension from the Panthers, which averages around $14.75 million a season with his 2021 salary includes and comes with $20.5 million in guaranteed dollars.

Not bad for a player that was labeled nothing more than a deep threat during the early part of his career.

Carolina now has one of their key 2022 free agents tied down to an extension. The second of the offseason after stud right tackle Taylor Moton also got some serious money to stick around just minutes before the franchise tag deadline.

This is another evidence surrounding the culture shift building in Carolina. Anderson clearly believes in what the organization is trying to accomplish and the Panthers are far better off having him around.

With this in mind, here are three reasons why Anderson’s new deal is a win-win for both the player and the Panthers.