Today, the New York Jets have tagged the talented wide receiver Robby Anderson to a second-round level restricted free agent (RFA) tender worth $3.1MM, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News. Now, if a team steals Anderson from the Jets via free agency, then the Jets will take that team’s second-round pick for the upcoming draft near the end of April.
This is a significant pay raise from his $633K paycheck in 2018. Now, Anderson has been pushing for a long-term extension with the Jets. I do think eventually Anderson will receive a multi-year deal from Gang Green, but his off-field issues in the past have raised concerns and worries on dishing out some money to him.
Anderson has expressed that he wants to remain a Jet for a long time.
Furthermore, Anderson produced in 2017 with 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. He had a quieter year in 2018 as he finished out last season with 50 catches for 752 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games.
Lastly, the Jets have more than 20 free agents to potentially re-sign and upwards of $100MM in cap room to spend. There could be some big and interesting changes coming to East Rutherford. Overall, the organization should be keeping one of their most talented wide receivers in the mix and hopefully for Anderson’s job security he lands a long-term deal.