The Carolina Panthers announced a contract extension Tuesday with Wide Receiver Robby Anderson. The deal will keep the 28-year-old wideout in Carolina through the 2023 season at $29.5 million-which $20.5 million of that is guaranteed over two seasons.
After four years with the New York Jets, Anderson signed with the Panthers last season for two years and $20 million.; and he proved that he was worth the gamble on the field. In 2020, Anderson hit career highs in receptions (95), yards (1,096), and catch rate (69.9 percent).
This is a solid move for GM Scott Fitterer and the team because Anderson is a pillar of the team’s receiving corps. Again, with last season’s statistical success, Anderson proved that he is worth the extension. He and fellow receiver DJ Moore are a formidable tandem who are expected to take their game and what they bring to the Panthers to another level. So, this extension makes sense in terms of skill and continuity.
As far as what it means for Moore, it is believed that he is up next for a big payday. In April, the Panthers picked up his fifth-year rookie option. Extension talks should be up next year.