The Eagles were ultimately able to acquire wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions. However, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Philadelphia reportedly made an offer for Anderson:
Sources: Eagles offered a fourth-round pick to the Jets for WR Robby Anderson. NYJ declined. Philly ultimately made a deal for Golden Tate.
Philadelphia's interest in Anderson is hardly surprising. It was no secret that the Eagles were in the market to bring in more firepower on offense. Anderson would have certainly fit the bill. However, it was not enough for the Jets to part ways with him.
Although he has dealt with his fair share of issues off the field, there is no question that Anderson is one of the most dynamic players on it. His combination of size and speed makes him a bonafide deep threat. He has proved as much this season despite his limited opportunities. He has registered 23 receptions for 368 yards and three touchdowns thus far.
Anderson's modest production can largely be attributed to the lackluster Jets offense as a whole. New York has committed this season to quarterback Sam Darnold's development. This could be why New York decided against trading Anderson to Philadelphia. It seems that they have prioritized surrounding the rookie with as many weapons as possible. However, his future with the Jets remains unclear with his contract expiring at the end of the season.