2. Anderson will be extra motivated to produce
Anderson said it best this offseason on social media when he felt disrespected over failing to receive an offer from the Rams or any other team since last season’s production alone should have drawn plenty of interest.
Of course, there’s a popular saying how everything happens for a reason, and while it took Anderson a little bit longer to finally sign with the Lions, all that matters at this point is it finally happened.
Knowing Anderson, one can only imagine the high level of motivation that he’s going to be playing with as a new member of the Lions to help the offense turn things around in 2019 with the hope of being a surprise contender in the NFC North.
Similar to his situation with the Rams, Anderson knows he will be sharing carries in the backfield, but as long as the offense is putting up points, this is all that really matters.
Sometimes when a player feels disrespected, it helps provide them with a little extra motivation. And while Anderson may not have been Detroit’s first choice at running back, they should be thrilled over what kind of numbers he could put up if he’s feeling more motivated than ever.