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

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Carolina Panthers give Robby Anderson peace of mind

Heading into a contract year is never easy for a player. They’d be forgiven for having one eye on their upcoming contract negotiations and know that even the slightest drop in production or injury could swing things either way and significantly impact their money.

Thankfully for Robby Anderson, this is something he doesn’t need to worry about now.

The Carolina Panthers got the player tied down for the next three years, with his average salary per year now among the top-20 wide receivers across the league according to Spotrac. More importantly, it allows Anderson to focus on football and nothing else as the Temple product looks to build on the finest campaign of his career.

Anderson was clearly underutilized on the New York Jets.

His ability to get open quickly and exceptional ball skills made him a threat all over the field in 2020. If he can get his touchdown total up this time around, it’s going to help Carolina and their new quarterback Sam Darnold enormously.

Having a coaching staff that fully believes in Anderson’s capabilities has made a huge difference. The player and Matt Rhule formed a close bond in college and it’s no surprise they reunited quickly once the former Baylor man opted to take his chances at the next level.

Giving Anderson peace of mind now should help both during the upcoming and beyond. So it’s the smart call to make from the Panthers’ point of view.