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Potential Jets Cap Cut: Quincy Enunwa

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We continue our series looking at potential Jets cap cuts this offseason with Quincy Enuwna.

Cap charge if on the team in 2020: $7.8 million

Cap savings if cut: $2.4 million ($5.4 million in dead money)

Why cutting Enunwa would make sense: Enunwa just hasn’t been a very productive player as a Jet. He had 857 yards and 4 touchdowns in his most productive season. It was the only year in which he broke the 500 yard mark, and he only has one touchdown outside of that career year.

That career year came a long time ago (2016). Since then, he has barely been able to get onto the field playing 12 out of 48 possible games. That includes missing the entire 2017 season and 15 of 16 games in 2019.

Coming off a neck injury, Enunwa’s ability to producing going forward is very much in doubt.

Why cutting Enunwa wouldn’t make sense: The poor structure of Enunwa’s deal arguably makes him worth keeping. The Jets only create $2.4 million in cap savings by cutting him. With the team lacking quality weapons on offense, one could argue that $2.4 million would be best spent rolling the dice that Enunwa can stay healthy and turn into a role player. Even if the odds are against it, this would be a low cost gamble.

The decision might be out of the team’s hands. Enunwa’s poorly structured deal contains an injury guarantee for 2020.

What do you think?


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