Quincy Enunwa left the Jets’ season opener against the Bills for a couple of snaps, but returned to play the majority of the game. However, he didn’t seem himself, catching just one pass.
Then, the Jets went out and traded for Demaryius Thomas on Tuesday, prompting questions surrounding the state of the wide receiver position.
It turns out that Enunwa suffered a neck injury that will end his 2019 season.
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) to miss the remainder of the season. pic.twitter.com/Jyrn8SW6jn— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2019
This is extremely unfortunate for Enunwa, who for the third season in a row has struggled to stay healthy enough to build on his highly promising 2016 season.
Enunwa has caught 119 passes for 1,617 yards and five touchdowns since being drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 Draft. He has played in just 41 games out of a possible 96 (upon the conclusion of this year’s regular season).
It’s the second time Enunwa has dealt with a serious neck injury in the NFL. He missed the entire 2017 season after being diagnosed with bulging discs in his neck, following an injury suffered in practice.
You never want to speculate too much, but given the frequency at which Enunwa has been banged up in the NFL (especially with two neck injuries), there seems to be somewhat of a chance this injury could end his career. If he does get to the point where he is cleared to play again, you wonder if it would be smart for him to continue playing.
Enunwa’s injury currently leaves the Jets with a wide receiver depth chart of Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, Demaryius Thomas, Josh Bellamy, and Braxton Berrios.