Tony Pauline has since edited his article from earlier in the day in which he reported that the Jets will consider trading restricted free agent WR Robby Anderson.
Pauline removed the suggestion that the Jets could be looking for a third-round pick for Anderson.
Here’s his updated report:
“I’m also told the Jets would consider trading receiver Robby Anderson if they are able to get the compensation they desire in return. Anderson, an undrafted free agent, has been terrific addition on the field for the Jets but has caused some headaches as well. He was tendered by the team in February and is slated to become a free agent after the season.”
Pauline suggests a third-round pick would likely be what the Jets would want in a potential deal for Anderson.
According to Pauline, Anderson has “caused some headaches” for the Jets, despite being a great addition for New York as an undrafted free agent.
Anderson has still yet to sign his restricted tender. However, he has until tomorrow to do so, which means this likely won’t be an issue for the team if there’s a trade they feel is worth pursing in the coming days.
The second-round tender will cost the Jets $3.095 million for the 2019 season.
Last year, Anderson’s name came up as a possible trade candidate leading up to the deadline, but the Jets elected to hold on to him.
Anderson, 25, wound up signing on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Temple back in 2016. He played out the final year of his three-year, $1.62 million contract and made a base salary of $630,000 for the 2018 season.
Anderson will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
In 2018, Anderson appeared in 14 games for the Jets and caught 50 receptions for 752 yards and six touchdowns.