Neck injury ends Enunwa’s 2019 NFL season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the New York Post, New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will miss the rest of the 2019 season. He suffered a neck injury in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.

This is the second-time in his NFL career that he has suffered a neck injury. In 2017, he also suffered a neck injury during training camp that cost him the entire season.

New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is tackled by Tyler Patmon against the Jacksonville Jaguars
Quincy Enunwa is tackled by Tyler Patmon against the Jacksonville Jaguars (Getty Images)

At this time, it is not clear if the latest injury will be career-threatening. Former Seattle Seahawks players Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor were forced to stop playing after suffering neck injuries during the 2017 season.

He left the game in the first quarter against the Bills. He was cleared to return to the game. He had one reception for -4 yards.

The Post is reporting that Enunwa went through tests on Monday. Those revealed that he would be lost for the rest of the season.

On Tuesday, the Jets acquired Demaryius Thomas in a trade with their long-time rival, the New England Patriots. In exchange for Thomas, the Patriots are receiving a 2021 sixth-round draft pick.

Initially, it was thought that Thomas’ addition would be to help the team’s thin wide receiver core. However, now, it looks like he’ll replace Enunwa.

The 27-year-old Moreno Valley, California native was a sixth-round draft pick by the Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has spent his entire career with the franchise.

He had his best season during the 2016 season when he had 58 receptions for 857 yards and four touchdowns.

In his career, he has appeared in 41 games, including 30 starts. He had 119 yards for 1,617 yards and five touchdowns. Enunwa also had two carries for 12 yards.

In December 2018, he signed a four-year, $36 million extension with the team. That extension began with the 2019 season.

He had a $1 million base salary this year. He also had a $1.8 million signing bonus.

If he cannot play again, he will hold a $5.4 million dead cap hit in the 2020 season. He will then hold a $3.6 million dead cap hit in 2021 and a $1.8 million dead cap hit in 2022.

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