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

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Carolina Panthers can now start planning for the future

Extending Robby Anderson well ahead of time is something the Carolina Panthers wanted to do at the earliest possible opportunity. Not only to hang on to the wideout and avoid potential complications next spring, but the move also allows them to start planning for the short and long-term from a financial standpoint.

The Panthers need to pay some of their top stars in the not-too-distant future. D.J. Moore, Donte Jackson, Jermaine Carter, and Brian Burns could all be in line for big-money deals in the coming months, so it’ll be interesting to see which one receives a contract first moving forward.

Jackson and Carter are out of contract in 2022, Moore is up for renewal in 2023 and Burns might have to wait a little longer entering the third year of his rookie deal.

Couple this with the need to strengthen in free agency to further boost the team’s chances and it’s not hard to see why things could have become a little complicated when it came to Anderson after the season.

Considering the Panthers drafted Terrace Marshall Jr. and Shi Smith during the 2021 NFL Draft, many suspected this would be Anderson’s final year in Carolina. However, the veteran is now sticking around and it will be up to the two rookies to stamp their own mark behind a highly productive starting tandem.