It seemed like the New York Jets would be inevitably trading their star receiver Robby Anderson to the local penitentiary. Fortunately, it was all just a big misunderstanding.
The New York Jets have only had two Pro Bowl wide receivers over the last 21 years and Robby Anderson seemed like he was on that path. But often in life there are obstacles: for Anderson it was avoiding trading his Gang Green for some neon orange.
In case you missed it, Anderson has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this week, Anderson seemingly skipped out on his court date, “stemming from a previous reckless-driving charge, according to Broward County (Florida) court records,” as reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN.
Due to that, Anderson had a warrant out for his arrest. Which led much of Jets Nation to jump off the proverbial cliff and demand the team release him. Why are fans so trigger-happy to get rid of talent for no apparent reason? That will continue to befuddle me.
Especially since it was all a misunderstanding. Calvin Watkins of Newsday Sports spoke with Ed O’Donnell, Anderson’s lawyer, who declared the warrant has been lifted and the court hearing has been rescheduled for July 19.
Ed O Donnell lawyer for Jets WR Robby Anderson tells @NewsdaySports arrest warrant is lifted. Court hearing now scheduled for July 19.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) May 3, 2018
While this was nothing, Anderson is a player worth keeping an eye on. Over the last 12 months and change, Anderson has caused a ruckus at a concert in Miami, he campaigned for a Pro Bowl vote in the middle of the game to a camera, and this.
Everything deserves context so there’s no reason to jump to conclusions, but with that being said, the Jets have to be careful. Nothing is more important than Sam Darnold’s development.
You need to surround him with not only talented players, but also good people and players that’ll encourage his development.
If Anderson does evolve into a diva who creates all this extra noise, perhaps then the Jets will choose to move on, but not right now. So fans who are calling for his head, go stick your head in the sand and I’ll let you know when the season starts.