In a perfect world, the Packers will use both free agency and the draft to address the wide receiver position. If Robby Anderson hits free agency in March, he could be a great addition to the Packers offense.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported back in October that the Packers had interest in trading for Anderson before the deadline. They either decided not to make an offer or couldn’t agree a deal with the New York Jets. Either way, Anderson finished the season with the Jets.
But now the Packers could get another opportunity to bring him to Green Bay. Anderson is set to hit free agency this offseason, and we can only assume that if Gutekunst wanted to trade for him, he’ll at least have interest in signing him this spring.
Anderson has averaged exactly 15.0 yards per reception in each of the past two seasons, putting up a total of 1,531 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns since the start of the 2018 season.
Anderson is an excellent deep threat. According to Pro Football Focus, he has their 15th-best grade on catches of 20-plus yards since 2016. Of his five touchdown catches in 2019, three were longer than 20 yards, including a 92-yard TD against the Dallas Cowboys. On that play, he got open deep downfield and then outran defenders to the end zone.
Anderson wouldn’t just give the Packers a deep threat, but he also has four years of NFL experience. A starting combination of Adams and Anderson, along with an early-round draft pick, could give the Packers a very strong wide receiver corps in 2020.