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Quincy Enunwa sounds off on lack of wide receiver talent

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets celebrates after a tackle in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets celebrates after a tackle in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /
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The wide receiver corps of the New York Jets is filled with young talent that is ready to make some serious noise, despite what their critics say. Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa recently spoke about how things will be just fine.

When it comes to the wide receiver situation of the New York Jets, the talent is there to be decent but it’s not exactly filled with top players that have dropped several 1,000+ yard seasons in the past. From Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson, and the return of Quincy Enunwa, it’s hard to predict how things will shape up once the regular season is here.

Will Enunwa be the same dynamic player we all saw do well just a few years ago? Will Kearse continue where he left off from last season by being consistent in the red zone? Will the Jets start out the regular season with Anderson suspended by the NFL due to his offseason distractions?

It’s hard to say what will transpire but at the end of the day, the Jets offense is looking to bounce back after a lackluster season. While they did manage to win five games, they had a lot of issues when it came to keeping those chains moving and scoring touchdowns consistently.

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In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, here is what Enunwa said about critics claiming the Jets don’t have the talent at wide receiver to be competitive in 2018:

“Everybody says, ‘Oh, the Jets don’t have the weapons’ or whatever,” Enunwa said. “I’m excited to show them we have the guys who can make plays. I think it’ll be a good season for us if we’re all healthy and doing what we’re supposed to do.”

Health will be one of the areas that the Jets can only hope won’t be an issue once the regular season is underway. Aside from that, the wide receiver corps of the Jets will likely have some bumps along the road but might surprise many if things start falling into place. Namely, having a big catalyst on offense featuring a new quarterback under center.

While it’s expected that Josh McCown will start the season for the Jets, he likely won’t play the entire year due to either an injury or a steep decline in play. Once the Jets play Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold, that might be what sparks the Jets offense and especially their wide receiver corps to start playing above average football.

Overall, Enunwa simply called it like it is. The Jets do have players with major potential to be high-quality receivers but as always, everyone has to take things one day and in this case, one week at a time. Make no mistake about it, the Jets might very well surprise many this upcoming season with this kind of mentality that Enunwa is talking about.

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