With the NFL trade deadline looming, reports indicate that the New York Jets are considering shipping out Robby Anderson for draft picks.
Reports from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News have indicated that the Jets have placed receiver Anderson on the trade block. Mehta also states that the Jets are continuing to seek takers for defensive lineman Leonard Williams. The team is reportedly seeking draft picks as they engage in yet another rebuild after a 1-5 start.
Anderson, 26, ranks second on the current Jets with 266 yards and 17 receptions. The Fair Lawn, NJ native joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in 2016. Since his debut, he has dominated the Jets’ receiving tallies with 172 catches for 2,546 yards and 16 touchdowns.
The veteran has also been involved in the longest offensive play thus far in the NFL season. He and quarterback Sam Darnold collaborated on a 92-yard touchdown pass in the Jets’ lone win of a season in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Anderson signed a second-round tender with the Jets worth $3.1 million during the offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly expressed interest in Anderson last season, but the Jets opted to hold onto the speedy wideout.
Philadelphia is again rumored to be one of the interested parties, while Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports claimed that this Sunday’s opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, could negotiate as well.