4 wide receiver options for Steelers if Donte Moncrief gets released
Robby Anderson: A solid receiving talent
Less than a week ago, the NY Daily News reported that the Jets are willing to trade wide receiver Robby Anderson “for the right price.” The 6’3” Anderson, who runs a 4.34 forty, can play the X, Z, and slot WR positions.
In his three-plus years in the league, Anderson has caught 172 passes on 323 targets for 2,546 yards and 16 TDs. He averages 14.8 yards per catch which have led to 93 first downs.
Anderson is currently playing on a $3.1M restricted free agent tender, so with a little contractual fudging the Steelers could probably sign him.
However, the Jets say they’re willing to part with Anderson in return for draft picks to be used toward rebuilding the team. Presumably, they’ll want a draft pick in return for Anderson that’s high enough to make the trade worthwhile.
Considering the Steelers would be releasing Moncrief to hopefully improve its own 2020 draft situation, trading draft picks to replace him would seem counterproductive. Also, Anderson’s colorful off-field exploits in the past suggest he’s somewhat of a loose cannon, which the Steelers have recently tried to avoid.
As much as Anderson’s skill set could potentially improve the Steelers wide receiver room, a better option may soon be on the market.