Chicago Bears: 5 discounted replacements for Allen Robinson in 2022
By Joseph Herff
Potential Chicago Bears Target: Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers
As common with the “Adam Gase effect” Robby Anderson truly didn’t get introduced to the NFL until he got away from Gase. It is very common for players to be hindered by his offense and Anderson is just another case of that. Anderson left for the Panthers on a two-year deal and had a spectacular season.
Anderson commanded a lot of targets in his second season with the New York Jets in 2017 posting 114 targets good for 63 receptions, 941 yards, and seven touchdowns. He never saw 800 yards in a season outside of that year though and because of that, got a cheap contract with the Panthers to likely be their third option. He then beat out Curtis Samuel earning himself 136 targets catching 95 passes for 1,096 yards and three touchdowns as he was completely hindered by poor quarterback play.
Now, Anderson is reunited with his quarterback, Sam Darnold, in Carolina. If Darnold isn’t another case of the “Adam Gase effect”, Anderson will likely get frustrated with poor quarterback play again. He could be another great deep-threat addition to this Bears offense with the option to be the main target for Justin Fields.