Should Redskins pursue Robby Anderson?

By 106.7 The Fan

The Redskins need to add pass-catchers in free agency and UFA WR Robby Anderson is the best option still on the market.

After spending his entire NFL career with the Jets, the 27-year-old has expressed interest in returning to New York, but his price tag may be too steep for their liking.

Anderson joined the Jets after going undrafted in 2016. The Jets re-signed Anderson to a one-year prove-it deal after three seasons and he responded by posting 52 catches for 778 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. Bringing in the veteran could cost the Redskins north of $10 million per season and may carry more risk than reward.

Spotrac currently projects Anderson to have a calculated market value of $12 million, which would place him among the top-20 highest-paid receivers in the NFL. Is he worth that?

"He intrigues me," Jason Bishop said on The Sports Junkies Monday morning. "I know he's a headache and he's a problem, but he can run."

"He's a blazer," John Auville added. "If you're able to get him on the opposite side of Terry McLaurin, then you've got some real weapons for Haskins or whoever the quarterback is to throw to here in D.C."

"He's a better Paul Richardson," Bishop stated. "I'd rather have him than Paul Richardson and he's just as fast, if not faster."

To date, the Redskins have never exceeded a $10 million AAV for a receiver but were willing to break the bank for Amari Cooper, before losing him to the Cowboys.

Taking a chance on a game-changing talent like Cooper was a necessary risk. Anderson is a different story.

There doesn't seem to be a bidding war for him, and with a loaded WR class in next month's draft, most teams look to be focusing on cheaper and younger options.

The Redskins should pass and keep looking.

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