Panthers’ Robbie Anderson Tweets He’s ‘Thinking Bout Retiring’ from Football

Panthers’ Robbie Anderson Tweets He’s ‘Thinking Bout Retiring’ from Football

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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robbie Anderson tweeted Saturday that he is considering retirement.

Robbie Anderson @chosen1ra

Ain’t gone lie Thinking bout Retiring…

Anderson followed that with a since-deleted tweet in which he scolded fans, writing: “Glad to see people think my dream and my goals and my life a joke and they entertainment dats what be wrong with ‘fans’ & society. One thang about it no man can control what God has destined for me. Jesus went through worse. The Real always prevail.”

The 29-year-old Anderson is a six-year NFL veteran who has spent the past two seasons with the Panthers.

Originally, the New York Jets signed Anderson as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in 2016, and it didn’t take him long to become a key contributor.

His second NFL season was one of his best, as he finished with 63 receptions for 941 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.

Anderson’s numbers dropped a bit over the next two seasons after Sam Darnold took over as the starting quarterback, and he signed a two-year contract with the Panthers in free agency prior to the 2020 season.

With Teddy Bridgewater throwing to him, Anderson set career highs with 95 receptions and 1,096 yards in 2020, plus he scored three touchdowns.

He then signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers before the 2021 season.

In addition to playing under his former Temple head coach and current Panthers head coach Matt Rhule, Anderson was reunited with his former Jets teammate in Darnold last season.

That didn’t result in an uptick in production, as Anderson set a career low in yardage with 519 to go along with 53 receptions and five touchdowns.

Anderson was still second on the team in receiving yardage behind DJ Moore, but he could fall even further in the pecking order if he decides to play.

In addition to Moore being the unquestioned No. 1 wideout, a healthy Christian McCaffrey at running back will command a ton of targets, plus second-year receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. could be integrated far more into the offense.

The Panthers already have some major question marks on offense, especially under center with Darnold in line to be the starter again in 2022, but they will have a depth issue as well if Anderson retires.

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