Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robbie Anderson posted a cryptic Tweet on Saturday. Anderson, a 6-year NFL veteran, announced that he is considering retirement.
It should be emphasized that Anderson said he is just thinking about retirement. So this is not an official retirement announcement. Nonetheless, the news comes as a shock. There were no prior indications that the Panthers’ receiver was interested in leaving the game behind at 29-years old.
Anderson recorded 53 receptions and tallied 519 receiving yards last season. However, his best season arguably came in 2020. Anderson reeled in 95 receptions to go along with 1,096 yards and 3 touchdowns.
He spent the first four years of his career in New York with the Jets before playing for the Panthers over the course of the past two seasons.
NFL insider Dov Kleiman shared the following report in response to Robbie Anderson’s shocking Tweet.
#Panthers WR Robbie Anderson, says he’s thinking about retirement from the NFL. In 2021, Anderson signed a 2-year, contract extension worth $29.5 million which runs through the 2023 season. He recorded 519 yards last season with mostly Sam Darnold starting as his QB.
QB Sam Darnold has not exactly torn up the NFL since joining the Panthers. The fact that Anderson played as well as he did is impressive.
Bleacher Report shared a since-deleted Tweet Anderson posted following his retirement news.
“Glad to see people think my dream and my goals and my life a joke and they entertainment dats what be wrong with ‘fans’ & society. One thang about it no man can control what God has destined for me. Jesus went through worse. The Real always prevail.”
We will continue to follow this story as more details become public.