WR Robby Anderson Could Flourish in Darrell Bevell's Offense

John Maakaron

Detroit could be in the market to sign a wide receiver in free agency this offseason. 

With veteran wideout Danny Amendola likely earning a bump in pay, he is unlikely to return to Detroit. 

And fellow receiver Marvin Jones may be a cap casualty or may get traded. 

Free-agent wideout Robby Anderson should be a target Detroit looks to bring in to complement emerging No. 1 receiver Kenny Golladay.

Anderson was an undrafted free agent, and signed with the New York Jets in 2016. 

In his first four seasons, he emerged as a big-play threat in the passing game.

In the last three years, he's averaged 14.9 yards per reception. 

Recall, Anderson played in a Jets offense led by inexperienced quarterback Sam Darnold -- not exactly an offense known for monstrous offensive production.

In 2019, Anderson secured 52 receptions for 779 yards and five touchdowns.

In Darrell Bevell's first season running Detroit's offense, there were several big plays through the air. 

While Golladay was the primary beneficiary of Bevell's system, Marvin Hall Jr. also recorded several big receptions of over 30 yards prior to his season-ending injury. 

Anderson possesses top-end speed, and his deep-threat capabilities would be welcomed by Lions franchise passer Matthew Stafford. 

The 26-year-old is likely seeking in excess of $10 million per season, according to reports. 

While the price may be steep to secure his services, he would aid Detroit's offense in multiple ways.

On a roster that lacks a plethora of top-end talent, Anderson would be a much-welcomed addition.

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Ronpo
Ronpo

No thanks. Anderson is a head case.


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