Robby Anderson reveals miserable experience with Jets

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Playing for the Jets made Robby Anderson begin “losing my love for football.”

“I just wasn’t genuinely happy there all the time,” Anderson said in an interview with the Charlotte Observer.

The 27-year-old wide receiver spent four losing seasons with the Jets before signing a two-year, $12 million guaranteed contract with the Carolina Panthers.

“I definitely think that was one the best decisions I made all in all,” Anderson said after breaking out for a team-high 95 receptions and career-high 1,096 receiving yards — the Jets receivers combined for 3,115 receiving yards, second-worst in the NFL behind the Ravens.

Anderson finished with three receiving touchdowns and another on the ground, but the Panthers missed the playoffs as did the Jets.

An undrafted free agent out of Temple who became the Jets’ No. 1 option in a mediocre receiver corps, Anderson said there were days in New York when “I wouldn’t even want to go to the building. … And in Carolina, it just felt like a new breath of air for me and I just [felt] at a real peace, I felt comfortable. Like I actually liked Charlotte. I was excited to go to work.”

Anderson added that “I started to look myself in the mirror more, take more ownership of things, and not look at the actual situation I was in. And that’s when I started seeing a lot of personal growth outside of just football and being more happy outside of football, and starting to find more peace.”

He was the second former Jet in recent months to lament his time with the team.

“Bro, I fought depression in New York,” Seahawks safety Jamal Adams said on the “All Things Covered” podcast in November. “And I’m man enough to say it. I came home after a tough loss and just sat in my room in the dark — no phone, no TV. [My dad] hated to see me like that. It killed my pops so much. … He was calling my agent at the time and saying, ‘Hey man, I don’t like seeing my son like this. I need him out of this situation.’ It took a toll on my life outside of football.”

Adams, who also called the Jets a “laughingstock,” had a dramatic falling out with the team last offseason, when management chose not to extend his contract ahead of schedule to make him the highest-paid safety in the league at over $14.6 million per year.

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