Multiple reports state that there’s trade interest around the league involving New York Jets wideout Robby Anderson.
Could the New York Jets be dealing one of their top receivers prior to next Tuesday’s trade deadline? It surely isn’t impossible, as interest is reportedly brewing around the league.
Per Connor Rogers of Bleacher Report, teams are in fact drawn to veteran wide receiver Robby Anderson. Apparently, organizations phoned the Jets last season on the matter, but former general manager Mike Maccagnan‘s front office wouldn’t budge. But this is Joe Douglas‘ tenure now, so things could be different.
Hearing there is interest around the #NFL in WR Robby Anderson as a trade deadline acquisition.
Teams called the #Jets last year trying to trade for him, old regime didn’t want to move him.
With the right offer, that could change under the new front office.
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) October 22, 2019
Anderson, 26, has been with the team since he went undrafted out of Temple in 2016. This is his fourth season with New York.
Since entering the league, Anderson has shown that he can be a productive wideout. In 52 games for the Jets in his career (37 starts), Anderson has caught 172 balls for 2,546 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Thus far in 2019, he’s racked up 17 receptions on 37 targets for 266 yards and a touchdown, including a 92-yard score in the Week 6 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
It’s unclear what the Jets would even want in return if they were to ship Anderson off to another team. However, if they were to deal him before next Tuesday, that would leave the Jets with Demaryius Thomas, Jamison Crowder, Braxton Berrios, Josh Bellamy, and Vyncint Smith as far as the receiving corps are concerned.
The Jets are coming off an embarrassing 33-0 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots on Monday night. Heading into Week 8, they’re 1-5 and in third place in the AFC East division.