New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is ready to be a difference maker again after missing all of 2017 with a neck injury.
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is full of mixed emotions this offseason. He is frustrated, anxious, and excited entering 2018 because the fourth-year wide receiver is ready to return from a neck injury that cost him all of the 2017 season. Enunwa believes he is very close to returning to practice and training camp later this summer, but the Jets training staff is being careful with his recovery.
In a recent article by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Enunwa stressed that the training staff and himself are going to be cautious and not rush anything.
When Enunwa is cleared by the training staff to begin practicing at full speed, he wants to prove that he can be a difference maker after flashing that kind of potential in 2016. Enunwa had a breakout season with team highs in receiving yards (857) and touchdowns (4).
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In the article by Mehta, Enunwa stated that he can become that difference maker for the Jets because of his unique skill set. Here is what Enunwa had to say according to Mehta:
I think I can do a lot of things. For one, what I can do with the ball in my hand (with yards after the catch). I’m different from a lot of guys. I’m a big guy, but I can move well with the ball in my hands. I think that will give us an opportunity to do some things. I’m just excited to do what whatever they want me to do. Whatever role they want me to play, I want to go out there and do it.”
Enunwa is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019. If he can prove to be that difference maker for a team that is looking for their go-to guy, the Jets will be sure to reward him with some of the $100 million the team is expected to have in salary cap space.
The Jets have a chance to possess one of the most exciting wide receiver groups in the league with Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, and Terrelle Pryor who is recovering from an ankle injury. Hopefully, these Jets will help the team soar into the playoffs after being grounded for seven straight years. It could very well start with Enunwa coming back and taking care of business immediately.