Robby Anderson
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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is expected to be a versatile weapon for Gang Green heading into 2019.

Sam Darnold definitely has reliable weapons around him heading into year No. 2. The New York Jets quarterback will have superstar running back Le’Veon Bell by his side along with receivers Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Jamison Crowder as options in the passing game.

Anderson is going into his fourth year with the Jets and is gearing up to be one of Darnold’s top targets this year. And looking at the way he plays the game, New York is expecting him to be a very versatile target.

“He’s come a long way. A guy like Robby is known throughout the NFL as a speed guy, so in this offense he will not be known as just a speed guy,” said WRs coach Shawn Jefferson, per Olivia Landis of the Jets official website. “He’s going to run all types of routes: short, intermediate, and deep routes. He’s going to run the whole gamut. In this offense, we don’t put stigmas on guys like he’s just a deep guy. He’ll run the whole gamut here and he’s been doing a good job at it.”

Anderson appeared in 14 games for the Jets last year and caught 50 balls for 752 yards and six touchdowns. They’re not the best numbers, but Anderson is ultimately looking to improve his game mightily heading into 2019.

“I see the growth in myself as a player day in and day out, just finding something new to emphasize and something new to get better at,” Anderson said. “I think consistency and running my routes, trying to make them all look the same so they can’t pick up on things, understanding the progression of the plays and where I need to be at.”

The Jets’ next preseason game will be Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET against the New Orleans Saints.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.