Robby Anderson was scheduled to make $8 million in 2021, but with extension the Panthers added $4.5 million to this season to make his 2021 salary $12.5 million. He will get $13 million in 2022 and $12 million in 2023, per a league source.
Anderson is coming off a big year in which he caught 95 balls for 1,096 yards and three TDs. Anderson will at least run second behind assumed WR1 Moore, but will also compete with rookie Terrance Marshall, who the team said will have a role this year. RB Christian McCaffrey is also a top target in the passing game, who was missing much of last year. But Anderson does have the benefit of working with Sam Darnold, who should be the QB starter. The two were together with the Jets. We rank Anderson 29th among our WRs.
The story said David Moore didn’t have a bad day (two catches for 26 yards), but Marshall seemingly has a leg up on the No. 3 WR competition. Marshall will still be behind D.J. Moore and Anderson, and of course RB Christian McCaffrey when it comes to pass catching, but Marshall's certainly a name to watch. We had a story on Marshall last week that said the Panthers do have big plans for him.
Marshall is expected to win the WR3 job ahead of Moore and it sounds like he's taking advantage of his time. Keep in mind, Christian McCaffrey will also be heavily involved in the passing game and Marshall will play behind Anderson and D.J. Moore.
Rookie wide receiver Terrace Marshall has been the sparkling surprise among the offensive rookies in camp, drawing comparisons in stature to former Carolina receiver Mushin Muhammad and Hall-Of-Famer Michael Irvin.
Marshall has turned in some impressive catches through the first week. Marshall has been competing for the slot position alongside veteran David Moore, but HC Matt Rhule said Monday his top two receivers are still unquestionably D.J. Moore and Anderson.