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Early expectations for the return of Quincy Enunwa

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets can't make the catch in the endzone against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets can't make the catch in the endzone against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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As the New York Jets prepare for another long offseason, they’re hoping wide receiver Quincy Enunwa comes back healthy and ready to pick up where he left off from.

Before the start of last season, there was a plethora of optimism surrounding wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. The previous year in 2016, Enunwa totaled his best year yet with the Jets with the potential to be even more impactful. That season, Enunwa totaled 857 receiving yards, 58 receptions, and four touchdowns.

Heading into the 2017 offseason, Enunwa continued to work hard to see if he could further hone his craft towards being the premier No. 1 receiving option on the Jets offense. Then unfortunately during an offseason where a lot of veterans were cut and the fan base grew restless due to such a big roster purge of household names, a season-ending injury hit Enunwa out of nowhere.

During a non-contact drill during the Green & White family night in MetLife Stadium, Enunwa went down face first into the ground and suffered a bulging disk injury to his neck. He needed season-ending surgery to begin the lengthy rehab process which takes up to nine months to heal but so far, Enunwa is on track for a successful recovery.

Ideally, early expectations for Enunwa are good since he has all of this offseason to continue getting back into football shape and picking up from where he left off from in 2016. At just 25-years-old, Enunwa is entering some of the prime years of his football career.

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One can only imagine how great the Jets wide receiver corps will be with a healthy Enunwa ready to come back and take care of business. With the emergence of Robby Anderson and the threat of Jermaine Kearse to take one to the house at any point in time, the wide receiver core of the Jets could become a strength again next season and beyond.

Overall, a new triple threat at wide receiver could emerge next season and hopefully, with an improved offensive line and better quarterback play, the Jets offense can finally click on all cylinders on a consistent basis. There is a lot of hope that Enunwa could be that final piece that brings everything together on offense as Jets fans can expect for him to come back ready to continue pushing the envelope.

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