5 NFL free agents who will star on their new teams

Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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WR. Carolina Panthers. Robby Anderson. 87. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 4. player

Robby Anderson is one of the best wide receivers in football you could have sworn went over 1,000 yards at some point in his career. Entering year five in the league out of Temple, he is still waiting to break quad figures as a professional. Though a promising talent with the New York Jets, he will become a star in his new home of Charlotte, playing for the Carolina Panthers.

Not only does Anderson go to an offense with plenty of balls to be thrown to him from accurate free-agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, but he gets to play for his college coach Matt Rhule in Carolina. Rhule is bringing the Temple Tough mentality to the Queen City, and there is no better initiator of the culture change necessary to turn the Panthers around than one of Rhule’s own.

So not only is Anderson going to a situation with a more proven starter at quarterback in Bridgewater and playing for a familiar face in Rhule as head coach, but he gets to be a primary beneficiary of the Joe Brady offense in Carolina. It worked wonders in the college game last year at LSU. Just ask Joe Burrow, Jordan Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase how that passing game went.

Admittedly, Carolina trails all three of its division rivals at the wide receiver position. It’s not the end of the world because those receiving corps are headlined by Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Michael Thomas. Though Anderson may not become the Panthers’ No. 1 receiver, he will undoubtedly break 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in Brady’s Carolina offense.