The New York Jets have suffered another key injury. Here are all the details on Quincy Enunwa and what the team will do moving forward.
In the Week 1 matchup vs the Buffalo Bills, Enunwa suffered a neck injury and has been ruled out for the season.
Enunwa was entering year No. 5 in 2019 and has struggled to stay healthy throughout the length of his professional career.
He has only played one full-length 16-game season, that was back in 2016. Enunwa started 13 of 16 games (but played in every game) recording career highs in receptions (58), yards (857), and touchdowns (four).
Sadly after his breakout campaign, he suffered his first serious neck injury in 2017 and missed the entire season before it started.
Quincy is still young (27 years old) but two serious neck injuries put his future into question. Per the NY Post report, it is unknown at this time whether this is career-threatening.
Enunwa just recently signed a massive contract extension (four year deal for $36 million back in December).
The injury news does explain the decision for the green and white to trade for some veteran help in Demaryius Thomas. On Tuesday evening, the Jets and the New England Patriots agreed to their first trade since 2000.
Although the Jets offense will now lack a versatile piece that thrived in YAC (yards after catch) scenarios. Enunwa is a running back in a tight end’s body playing wide receiver.
On top of the Enunwa news, the green and white are still without starting tight end Chris Herndon for another three games as a part of his four-game suspension to start the year.
Here’s what the wide receiver room looks like heading into the Week 2 matchup vs the Cleveland Browns: Robby Anderson, Josh Bellamy, Braxton Berrios, Jamison Crowder, and the aforementioned Thomas. On top of that, the green and white have two versatile players in the backfield who have receiving ability in Le’Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery.