Jets smart to add WR Breshad Perriman on 1-year deal

Tanya Simon
March 25, 2020

The Carolina Panthers are making moves today.

The Jets were waiting for Robby Anderson's price to go down, but the wide receiver didn't want to wait any longer to sign a new deal. Anderson will sign a two-year, $20 million deal with $12 million guaranteed in the first year, according to a source.

Anderson has 207 catches for 3,059 yards and 20 touchdowns in his four National Football League seasons. He set career highs in 2017 with 63 receptions, 941 yards and seven scores. In the five seasons since, Perriman has racked up 1,561 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns with the Ravens, Redskins, Browns and Buccaneers.

Anderson will be reunited with his college coach, Matt Rhule, who was the driving force behind luring the field-stretching pass catcher to Carolina.

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Anderson becomes the most experienced receiver on the Panthers roster, with Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore the top returners from 2019.

The Bucs, seeking a true speed threat to replace DeSean Jackson with little salary-cap space, signed Perriman last offseason to a one-year deal worth $4 million. The Panthers released Cam Newton on Tuesday after nine seasons with the team.

Brady's former team, the Patriots, will see Perriman twice next season in the AFC East, as the Jets attempt to make a run at New England with the division wide-open for the first time in years.

Anderson, 26, got off to a slow start last season but found his footing in late November.

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