5 WRs for Carolina Panthers to target if Robbie Anderson retires in 2022

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Carolina Panthers could target Will Fuller

Stretching the field is something that’s formed a key component behind Robbie Anderson’s success in the NFL. He was arguably one of the league’s best deep threats during his time with the New York Jets and although the Carolina Panthers have utilized his skills far better all over the field, this speed is a real asset even if the quarterback distribution hasn’t been anything like the level needed.

Losing this would be a critical blow. Hopefully, the wide receiver was just looking to get something off his chest rather than pulling the plug on his career with $10.95 million and $21.71 million owed over the final two years of his deal.

Should this unlikely scenario come to fruition, then the Panthers would be wise to give Will Fuller a call. The former first-round pick endured a rough stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2021 due to injury, but his athletic attributes and playmaking ability could make him a good scheme fit depending on the cost.

Fuller is a reliable pass-catcher with a 62.5 percent career success rate. He is also averaging 14.7 yards per catch throughout his career, which is pretty decent in the grand scheme of things.

Obviously, staying healthy is a big question mark regarding Fuller. Something that is clearly putting teams off given that he is still sitting on the free-agent market at this stage of the offseason.

Anderson and Fuller have similar traits. So if the worst happened and the veteran did retire, this is a pretty useful replacement.