3. He could get signed for a discount.
Part of the reason that Anderson is still available is this. The market is lacking for high-priced wideouts right now, and there are a few theories that the only thing that he might be good at is going deep. He has a small frame. He doesn’t pull down a ton of 50-50 balls. He isn’t going to run across the middle and get clobbered.
From the outside looking in, it appears that none of the 32 NFL teams that needed a wide receiver were willing to give Anderson what he was looking for on the first go around. Then, there’s this. The upcoming draft is rich with talent at wide receiver.
The longer Anderson waits, the less he figures to make. If the Philadelphia Eagles can swing a deal that’s more team-friendly, this could be a match made in heaven. Signing Anderson would leave the door open for the Eagles to be more flexible with how they use their eight draft choices.
Often, there’s a debate about whether a team should draft based on team needs or whether they should take the best player available. In the eyes of some, signing Anderson is a safe move because they haven’t had the best track record when it comes to drafting players, especially at wideout and cornerback. Having an insurance plan in Anderson would ease the minds of some Eagles fans.
Philly can’t afford to miss out on adding weapons for Carson Wentz. He’s still young, and the “Birds” are wasting some of his prime years. Signing Robby Anderson is clearly a move the team should consider.