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Robby Anderson Reveals What Stands Out About Sam Darnold

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady speaks to Robby Anderson.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 21: Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator Joe Brady talks to Robby Anderson #11 of the Carolina Panthers during the Carolina Panthers Training Camp at Bank of America Stadium on August 21, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Sixth-year NFL wide receiver Robby Anderson caught passes from Sam Darnold for two seasons with the New York Jets in 2018-19. Now, the QB/WR duo will be reunited in Carolina.

Anderson was present for the first two years of Darnold's rocky NFL debut -- watching the former No. 3 overall pick's struggles first hand. But now that the fourth-year quarterback has joined the Panthers' roster, Darnold apparently has a "new glow" to him.

“When I walked in the building I could see a new energy out of him, like a glow, charisma that I didn’t really see in New York,” Anderson said, per ESPN. “I can definitely see the difference in him so far. . . . You know when a person can see like a glow, energy, their aura? I could kind of see that when I walked in the building.”

Through his first year away from the Jets organization in 2020, Anderson notched a breakout season. The speedy wideout logged his first career 1,000+ yard receiving season with 1,096, second only to Panthers leading WR DJ Moore (1,193). Anderson never broke 800 receiving yards with Darnold as his QB in New York.

Prior to this year's draft, the Panthers acquired Darnold in exchange for a late 2021 sixth-round pick and second/fourth-round picks in 2022.

With this "new energy" in Carolina, Darnold will look to put fourth a breakout effort in 2021.