Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is set to become a restricted free agent. Ian Rapoport says the team is placing a second round tender on the wide receiver.
The #Jets are giving promising WR Robby Anderson a second-round tender, source said. Would be curious if that draws an offer sheet, but if not, another year in the fold for NYJ.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2019
To put that into plain English, the Jets have now formally offered Anderson a one year contract worth around $3.1 million.
Anderson will be free to seek contract offers from other teams. If he signs a deal with a new team, the Jets have the option to match it and keep Anderson on the same contract terms.
If the Jets chose not to match a deal Anderson makes with another team, they would lose Robby but receive a second round pick from that team.
This is an obvious decision. It is difficult for me to envision another team being willing to part with a second round pick for Robby Anderson. And if a team is willing to do so, the Jets should gladly take that second round pick.
As with most restricted free agents, the most likely scenario is for Anderson to accept the Jets’ one year contract offer, which would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent next season.