According to Mortensen, the Jets resisted trading Anderson because rookie QB Sam Darnold’s development remains their top priority.
Reports had said that the Eagles were actively in the market for a speedy receiver and Anderson would have given them a deep-threat to add to their offense.
Anderson, 25, wound up signing on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Temple back in 2016. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $1.62 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $630,000 for the 2018 season.
Anderson will be a restricted free agent in 2019.
In 2018, Anderson has appeared in seven games for the Jets and caught 17 passes for 314 yards receiving and three touchdowns.