According to multiple reports Jace Amaro will undergo season ending surgery to repair his torn labrum, an injury suffered in the first preseason game this year. Amaro will be placed on season ending injured reserve.
Jace Amaro had by far the best season of any rookie tight end last year and many Jets fans were hoping for a breakout campaign in 2015. However, there have been rumblings that the new coaching staff was not enamored with him, and he was barely noticeable in a quiet 2015 training camp.
The season ending injury to Amaro leaves the Jets' cupboard bare at the tight end position. With Amaro gone for the year the Jets probably have the worst tight end unit in the NFL. Incumbent starter Jeff Cumberland now has an opportunity for a career year, as this will be the first year in his career that Cumberland will have little in the way of NFL caliber talent to challenge him for targets at the tight end position. However, Cumberland's play over the last few years suggests he may have trouble capitalizing on the opportunity.
Another somewhat intriguing wildcard here is Quincy Enunwa, who now has a huge opportunity fall in his lap to take over the H-back position. It is the unpredictable winds of injury fate like this that can sometimes propel an obscure afterthought on the roster into a starring role. I am not suggesting that Enunwa is slated for stardom, only that he has been handed an opportunity on a platter. It will be interesting to see if he can make anything of the opportunity.