What looked like a career-ending neck injury, New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa has fought his way back to become a top-tier player.
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa has had a rough journey this past year and a half while dealing with a severe neck injury. Originally believed to just be neck spasms ended up being a bulging disk in his neck.
Many thought it would be tough for him to return, and not be the same player he once was. Enunwa was starting to gain some hype after he began having good games for Gang Green during the preseason and exceeded expectations in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions.
It has been a long journey but it is finally time to put his injury in the past and just worry about him getting back to being a top-tier player again. Enunwa is built like a tight end for how big he is, and has the speed like a running back.
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Enunwa is 6-2 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds which is unheard of especially in the wide receiver position. When he was cleared to begin his physical therapy, Enunwa was working hard by training daily and working with the Jets doctors and training staff all offseason long.
You have to give him a lot of credit for how hard he has worked to get back on the football field and do what he does best. Most players possibly would have not tried to return and just retired, Enunwa wasn’t going to have any of that.
He wanted to prove people wrong and this just motivated him even more and work harder on his technique. Even though it was just one game, he seems like he is playing with a chip on his shoulder just like the rest of his team.
Overall, what Enunwa has been through has to be a tough thing to overcome because of how physical the recovery is. He has taken every step he has needed to and has dominated every single thing the doctors have told him to do. With him being back on the roster, Enunwa bolsters the wide receiver corps that is an underrated bunch. He adds more depth, speed, and balance which will make everyone around him better.
Hopefully, he is able to stay healthy and become the player he was about two years ago. If he does, he might very well end up being the best receiver on the Jets roster this season. Week 1’s epic win over the Lions was just a small glimpse of everything he brings to the table.