CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 13: Robby Anderson #11 of the Carolina Panthers breaks free for a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders at Bank of America Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Las Vegas won 34-30.
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While on WFAN, all-time great Michael Irvin claims Robby Anderson did not want to leave the New York Jets last offseason.

FLORHAM PARK, NJ—If the Sun flickered off for a second, would Earth still be Earth?

Robby Anderson’s deep thoughts on Twitter reach many areas of this life, something New York Jets fans desperately miss. And while the first sentence of this story isn’t an exact Robby thought, it’s not exactly far off, either.

If the new general manager doesn’t offer me an acceptable deal, does my hometown team still want me?

The answer is, of course, no, and it’s become clear the Teaneck, NJ native never wanted to leave the organization.

The topic popped up when all-time NFL great Michael Irvin hopped on WFAN’s Joe and Evan show Wednesday. Irvin revealed Anderson’s offseason wishes.

“Man, before he went over to Carolina, I talked to Robby Anderson, and I will tell you something: he really did not want to leave,” Irvin said. “He’s a good player, and I love Breshad Perriman – his dad (former NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman) was my roommate in college, so I watched him grow up and he’s like a Godson to me – but Robby was not a bad player.”

After Benigno needed something (anything) to get him to avoid saying, “Oh, the pain,” Irvin went into the Jamal Adams situation a bit.

“Yeah, I’m going deep trying to figure it out,” Irvin said with a laugh behind it. “You can’t let good players go. Robby wasn’t a bad player, and that guy over in Seattle (Jamal Adams) wasn’t a bad player, and you can’t let guys like that get away, and say we’re in a better position.”

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Anderson currently has 377 yards and a score on 28 receptions, currently ranking him sixth in the league in yardage. His replacement, Perriman, has tallied a mere 29 yards on five grabs in two games. He left the San Francisco game in the second quarter and has yet to return.

The Robby Anderson-less Jets are currently preparing for the 2-2 Arizona Cardinals in Week 5 play.


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