Robby Anderson 'perfect fit' for Arizona Cardinals in 2020 NFL free agency?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Arizona Cardinals have been linked to wide receivers with their first pick in the 2020 NFL draft, but what if the team acquires one in NFL free agency?

New York Jets free agent Robby Anderson continues to see his name come up in connection with the Cardinals.

Anderson had 52 receptions for 779 yards and five touchdowns for the Jets last season.

In his four years in the NFL, Anderson has compiled 207 catches for 3,059 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Arizona is looking to add some weapons on offense for quarterback Kyler Murray in his second year in the NFL. Adding a wide receiver such as Anderson could allow the Cardinals to use their No. 8 overall draft selection on another area of need, perhaps on an offensive lineman.

Check out the latest speculation surrounding Anderson and the Cardinals:

Pro Football Focus: Robby Anderson makes a lot of sense for Cardinals

Ben Linsey wrote: "The Cardinals aren’t the first team that comes to mind for Anderson, but it’s a fit that makes a lot of sense for the Cards and for the 26-year-old wide receiver. The Cardinals need a reliable field-stretcher and top option, with Larry Fitzgerald set to enter next season at 37 years old. Anderson fits the bill, having hauled in 37 passes thrown 20 or more yards downfield since 2016 (11th at position) despite shaky quarterback play in New York. The bonus for Anderson is that he gets to play with Kyler Murray, last season’s No. 1 pick, who ranked seventh in the NFL in passing grade on throws of 20 or more yards downfield as a rookie."

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SB Nation: Will Robby Anderson cost too much for the Cardinals?

Seth Cox wrote: "I’ve said before I think Robby Anderson is the perfect fit for Arizona. However, his price tag is what the question becomes. Reports are Anderson will command around $13 million a season. That is now the going rate for wide receiver two money. The Cardinals are too cash strapped, in my opinion, to make that type of commitment to a receiver when they’ll have options in the 2020 NFL Draft. If Anderson was closer to $8 million a year I think it’s a no-brainer, but with the likely salary demands and the talent in the draft class, it seems too costly a price to pay."

Would Robby Anderson (11) be a good fit on the Arizona Cardinals? Some NFL writers think so.

ESPN: Cardinals could bring in Robby Anderson

Bill Barnwell suggested that the Cardinals could bring in the free agent wide receiver for four years and $48 million when NFL free agency begins.

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Revenge of the Birds: Adding Robby Anderson could be a smart move for Cardinals

Seth Cox wrote: "Adding a veteran home run threat to the WR group would take the pressure off of trying to get immediate results from another rookie WR. No one should expect any rookie WR to step right i n and play like a #1 WR. That would take some time. And because of the preponderance of youth at the WR position, adding a veteran feels, like they say in my parts, wicked smaht."

Cards Wire: Robby Anderson would be welcome addition in Arizona

Alex Sutton wrote:  "Robby Anderson would give Kliff Kingsbury another weapon to work with alongside Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. An addition of Anderson could potentially fill a need at outside receiver. In 2018, Anderson caught 50 receptions for 752 yards and six touchdowns. He has dealt with a very unstable Jets team with revolving quarterbacks and coaching schemes. If the Cardinals can acquire him for relatively cheap, they could give the developing Kyler Murray another good weapon to work with. Robby Anderson would be welcomed to Arizona with open arms."

Arizona could have some competition for Anderson, should it be interested in acquiring him in free agency.

The Jets are reportedly interested in bringing him back, and several other teams, including the Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers have been linked to him as a possible NFL free agency target.

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