The New York Jets recently made the decision to re-sign wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. Despite his injury history, the re-signing was a smart decision.
Re-signing wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to a four-year contract extension was a smart decision for Gang Green.
Heading into the offseason the New York Jets have a little over $100 million in salary cap and will look to improve the team. The team took the first step in that process by re-signing wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to a four-year $33.4 million contract extension. The guaranteed part is $20.25 million which means it won’t make a huge dent in the spending but it was a good move.
Even though he has been injured these past two seasons, Enunwa brings the presence and leadership that the team needs. He was also building a very strong relationship with quarterback Sam Darnold early on in the year. Enunwa is still a young player at the age of 26 and he can bring that toughness and swagger the players need. He also should continue to be a mentor for fellow wide receiver Robby Anderson and hopes the both of them could be a solid duo heading into next season.
With minimal damage to the books, the Jets do not have to worry about losing money in their efforts in surrounding Darnold with offensive weapons. The front office sees Enunwa as a part of the team’s long-term plans. If he is able to stay healthy and play like he did in 2015 and 2016 the Jets will look like geniuses.
If everything happens as planned then the organization could have taken a huge step in the right direction. The heart, determination, and toughness that Enunwa brings is something the Jets need. He is an excellent route runner and his ability to get yards after the catch has made a huge impact in games he has participated in over his career.
Over the span of 2015 to 2018, Enunwa’s productivity has increased in every single category, except for his lost 2017 season, of course. His total yards from 2015 to 2016 doubled and looked liked it would have been more for him if he didn’t get hurt. In 2015 he had 315 receiving yards and in 2016 he had 857 yards.
As a fan, you want to see that from your players and hopefully, Jets fans see this next season. Only time will tell what the Jets organization does with all their money but re-signing Enunwa seems to be a very good decision at this time.