3 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles should consider signing Robby Anderson

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1. He’s the speediest of the guys who remain.

You can argue that the Eagles have the slowest wide receiving corps in the entire NFL. They need to get some speed to help keep defenses honest. Currently, the only wide receiver that has proven speed on the Eagles is Desean Jackson, but at the start of the 2020 regular season, he will also be 33 years old. Last season, he was only able to get through one full game before being injured for most of the season, and his age is a big reason for that.

The Eagles need a wide receiver that can consistently spread the defense. They need a player with deep-ball potential to help spread the field so guys like tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert can get open. When any team lacks a deep threat, opposing defenses are more able to double team the tight ends. That, in turn, makes the offense stagnant.

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In today’s NFL, speed kills. This past season, teams like the Kansas City Chiefs dominated opponents partially because they were faster on offense than the defenders that played across from them.

When he came out of the Temple Owls’ program, Robby Anderson ran a 4.36-second forty-yard dash, and although he went undrafted, he has had a good career thus far. Last season, he was able to put up 779 yards and five touchdowns despite the fact that the Jets were missing quarterback Sam Darnold for a chunk of the season.