The speedy Robby Anderson has been an asset for the Jets at wide receiver this season, and he is asking for commitment from his team. NFL players don’t seem too fond of receiving franchise tenders, and Anderson is no different. He’d rather have New York offer him a lucrative contract extension.
“I would hope not to be tendered,” Anderson told NY Daily News. “Because I don’t want to be here for possibly just one more year. I want to be here for the long term. I feel like I worked hard.”
Anderson will finish the final portion of a three-year, $1.63 million contract this season. The 3-8 Jets haven’t had a lot going well for them lately, but he has been a bright spot in this gloomy year. He’s recorded 23 receptions for 368 yards and three touchdowns. He trails Quincy Enunwa in receiving yards, but he’s clearly the Jets’ best deep threat.
Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has slowed down since his hot NFL start, as he currently leads the NFL in interceptions thrown with a mark of 14. Regardless, the Jets will do their best to maintain his best offensive weapon to make sure he can continue to grow.
“I want to be one of the best to ever do it,” Anderson continued. “That’s my goal and my mission. And I know that’s not going to happen overnight. It’s not going to happen in a year. It’s going to take time.”
New York has plenty of cap space to commit to Anderson long term and attract marquee free agents next season, so it definitely has the means to meet his demands.