Robby Anderson is probably the one player the Browns would covet if they move on from Beckham, assuming he’s still available. Like most of the other big-name acquisitions, Anderson is young and skilled. He’s far from done as a potential playmaker and is hitting the prime of his career. This is the type of talent the Browns have gone after for the most part this offseason. Sure, some are a bit younger and some are a bit older but save for Case Keenum, the Browns haven’t thrown big-money deals at many of their older or less proven acquisitions. So there’s money to spend.
Robby Anderson could be the next young big money guy if the Browns have a need for him. While not a fulltime starter, Anderson has put together 3,000-plus receiving yards in his four years as a part-time starter for the New York Jets. That’s impressive if you keep in mind how bad that Jets offense has been at times over the last four years.
The Browns were disappointing last year offensively, but the Jets have been downright bad in three of four seasons that Anderson was there. That’s no knock on Sam Darnold either, the team is just built wrong. Anderson nearly put up a 1,000 season in his second season, starting 15 games. That was the year Josh McCown and Bryce Petty were quarterbacks. You don’t even need to like Baker Mayfield to agree that Mayfield is better than both Petty and McCown. So imagine what Anderson could do as a starter with a top-five tight end and an arguably top-5 wideout to draw focus?