As the New York Jets begin their offseason workouts this week, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is excited to play alongside Quincy Enunwa in 2018.
When wide receiver Quincy Enunwa went down with a severe neck injury last summer during the Green & White scrimmage game, it was heartbreaking news to New York Jets fans everywhere. Enunwa was coming off his best season yet in 2016.
That season, Enunwa totaled 857 receiving yards, 58 receptions, and four touchdowns. Heading into the 2017 season, it was expected that Enunwa would be the new No. 1 receiver on offense and continue to push the envelope. Then he got hit with that devastating neck injury late that summer and needed surgery to correct it.
Since then, Enunwa has been rehabilitating towards making his return to the gridiron. At this point in time, it’s unsure if he’ll be 100 percent ready for football activities at the start of training camp but he’s well ahead of schedule in his rehab. Considering the impact that wide receiver Jermaine Kearse had last season, it will be an amazing sight to see both players on the field at the same time ready to wreak some havoc.
In a tweet by Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, here’s what Kearse said in regards to the potential of the Jets wide receiver corps:
Jets WR Jermaine Kearse on the potential of the team's WR corps: "I think the ceiling is as high as we want to make it." He's particularly "excited" about playing with a healthy Quincy Enunwa.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) April 16, 2018
Needless to say, if Enunwa comes back healthy and picks up where he left off from in his 2016 season, the Jets offense will undoubtedly be better this upcoming season. Last year, it lacked consistency and aggression to not only keep those chains moving but to score touchdowns at a more effective rate.
Hopefully, with the return of Enunwa, he’ll bring back that much-needed jolt on offense. Combined with Kearse who also had a respectable year in his debut season with the Jets in 2017, they’ll be the next dynamic duo at wide receiver to fix some of their offensive woes.