Will Le'Veon Bell be the next player to thrive without Adam Gase?

Will Le'Veon Bell be the next player to thrive without Adam Gase?

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Will Le'Veon Bell be the next player to thrive without Adam Gase?

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WR Robby Anderson, Panthers

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The Jets’ decision to let Anderson leave in free agency seems to have been a bad idea. All he’s done after signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Panthers is churn out yards and look like a star.

Through five games, Anderson is fourth in the NFL with 489 receiving yards on 36 catches and one score. He’s posted over 100 receiving yards in three of those games and caught at least five passes in every contest this season. He’s proven to be even better than he was with the Jets, as he’s caught 76.6 percent of his targets while being used as more than just a deep threat — a limited role he was locked into in New York.

There were concerns Anderson wasn’t a true No. 1 receiver during his time in New York but he’s proven to be just that in Carolina. Teddy Bridgewater has targeted Anderson 14 more times than any other wide receiver on the team and he leads Carolina in receptions and yards per game. Anderson is on pace for 115 receptions for 1,564 receiving yards – totals that would shatter his career-highs on the Jets.

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