The Panthers finally paid up for a wide receiver when they signed Robby Anderson to a two-year, $20 million deal in March. Anderson joins what will be a loaded receiver corps that is the strongest position group on a young Carolina roster.
The first thing to know about Anderson is that he’s fast. According to Next Gen Stats, Anderson was among the five fastest ball carriers at his position during the 2019 season, with an average top speed of 15.63 mph. Only A.J. Brown, Deebo Samuel and Tyreek Hill recorded better times.
In addition to speed, Anderson also offers soft hands. Over the last two seasons, he’s only dropped a total of six passes on 190 targets.
Anderson also brings some familiarity with the team’s new starting quarterback. He and Teddy Bridgewater were teammates on the Jets before Bridgewater was traded to the Saints. He also played for coach Matt Rhule at Temple.
Despite Curtis Samuel’s talent, there’s a chance Anderson could wind up being the Panthers’ No. 2 wide receiver behind D.J. Moore.