The Jets announced several roster moves on Monday afternoon. The most notable was the release of wide receiver Quincy Enunwa.
We have released WR Quincy Enunwa and placed LB CJ Mosley on the Reserve/Opt Out list.— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 3, 2020
Additionally, we have waived OL Ben Braden, RB Trenton Cannon and OLB Wyatt Ray.
Enunwa, a sixth round pick in 2014, looked like an ascending player his first three years in the league. The high point was his 2016 season when he caught 58 passes for 857 yards. It was all downhill from that point, however. Enunwa played only 12 games over the last three years due to health, suffering two serious neck injuries along the way.
He signed a contract extension after the 2018 season, which now looks like an all-time bad value deal.
That Enunwa contract was risky when it was signed and blew up because of the injury. Wound up paying $20.25M for 1 reception for -4 yards.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) August 3, 2020
According to Over the Cap, Enunwa will cost the Jets $11.8 million in dead money this season. That’s the price of a poorly structured contract.
Among the other roster moves, waiving Cannon stands out. He was a sixth round pick in 2018. Although he had speed and flashed a few times on special teams, he wasn’t able to carve out much of a role for the Jets.