New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will miss the rest of the year after sustaining his serious neck injury in the last 3 years, head coach Adam Gase declared Wednesday.
Before registering a $36m contract extension in December, enunwa, that sat out the 2017 year because of an ailing neck, also missed five games in 2018 to ankle injuries.
Even the 27-year-old Enunwa had one catch for yards in New York’s 17-16 season-opening loss to Buffalo on Sunday.
Gase explained the Jets»found out the next day following the match» about Enunwa’s injury when he advised the team he»didn’t feel right following the match.»
«You eliminate a beginner, you lose a man who is a veteran player that has been through a lot, that has done a great deal of great things,» Gase explained.
«He has done everything you could ask a guy to do. He attempts to do everything right. He works hard, he analyzes, he attempts to lead by example and he constantly speaks up when he has to. Everything was violent and he gives.
«I feel for himjust from the aspect of everything he is going through with something such as this. It is not something that’s simple for guys who have already been doing this their whole life.»
The Jets prepared for the loss of Enunwa using Tuesday’s trade with New England for Demaryius Thomas, who’ll join Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder in the wide receiver ranks of the team.
New York delivered its AFC East rival a sixth-round pick. He also spent five seasons training Thomas using the Denver Broncos, three as his position coach (2010-12) and 2 as his offensive coordinator (2013-14).
Gase told me that he expected Thomas to perform Monday night from Cleveland (0-1), assuming the 31-year-old passes his physical.
Enunwa has recorded 119 receptions, 1,617 getting yards and five touchdowns in 40 career games as being selected in the sixth round the 2014 NFL Draft.
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