Report: Robby Anderson, Panthers Agree on 2-Year, $29.5M Contract Extension

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Robby Anderson has been awarded a $29.5 million contract by the Carolina Panthers over two years. According to Ian Rapoport, NFL Network.

Rapoport stated that Anderson will be guaranteed more money in the new deal and that he will remain with the Panthers until the 2023 season.

Joseph Person, of The Athletic, reported that the two sides were in deep talks for a multi-year agreement before the start to the season.

In 2020, Anderson signed a $20 million two-year deal with Carolina. This far exceeded all expectations. Anderson finished the year with 95 receptions for 1,096 yards, a career record. He also added three touchdowns.

The 28-year old was a threat to the New York Jets during his four-year tenure. However, he placed 10th in the NFL for receptions with the Panthers. He also caught a personal best 69.9% of his targets.

In 2016, the undrafted-free agent receiver started his professional career. He played in 16 games and also started eight. In 2017, he broke out with 941 receiving yards, seven touchdowns, and often displayed his big-play abilities.

Anderson averaged 14.8 yards per catch over his four years in New York. However, consistency was a problem. After reuniting at Temple with Matt Rhule as his college coach, Anderson moved to Carolina.

The Panthers boast an impressive arsenal of weapons with DJ Moore, Christian McCaffrey and Terrace Marshall Jr., a rookie second-round pick.

This could be a great opportunity for the offense to succeed with Sam Darnold taking over as quarterback. Anderson and Darnold played together in New York.