With all of the euphoria surround the beginning of a new era in Jets football, it is easy to forget about Quincy Enunwa’s four-year, $36 million extension back in late December.
In fact, the Jets made Enunwa’s signing one of the top priorities in the offseason.
If he plays to his potential, you’ll know why.
The 6-2, 225-pound wide receiver is anxious to prove that he can be one of the most effective receivers in the NFL this fall. He has battled through injuries, including missing all of the 2017 campaign and playing in only 11 games last season.
Enunwa certainly hasn’t taken an easy road to his payday, but you can with a BetAmerica promo.
He was an early September cut and then a practice squad player in his rookie season of 2014, appearing in the last game of the season.
The following season, Enunwa was suspended four game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, but he still had a modest 22 catches.
However, the one-glaring stat was his 14.3 yards per catch. Enunwa was recognized for his ability to rack up yards after the catch, utilizing his strength and speed.
The following year, Enunwa burst onto the scene, grabbing 58 balls for 858 yards and a 14.8 yards per catch. He managed to have 14 catches over 20 yards.
He can be the larger scale version of Jerry Rice.
Two years out from his current career year, Enunwa can smell a banner year ahead.
He’s healthy and hungry.
Head coach Adam Gase knows he has a major threat on the outside.
“I look at him like we have to get him the ball,” said Gase on newyorkjets.com “I want to make sure we do a good job of giving him some variety. I remember when we were about to play him, there was some frustrations coming out of him catching too many screens and the physical part of the game. We just want to make sure we do a good job of giving him the full gamut of route complements.”
“Yeah, I heard that and I’m very excited,” said Enunwa earlier this year. “It’s good because it shows that my hard work is paying off. Coach saw that and knows he needs to get me the ball, so I’m excited.”
Enunwa looms as a slot receiver in the Jets’ new offensive look with deep-threat Robbie Anderson and possession receiver Jamison Crowder.
But if he stays healthy, Enunwa will get plenty of looks.
He’s determined to prove that the Jets’ first big-ticket signing for this season – not Le’Veon Bell – was a good one.