— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 12, 2018
New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made a nice connection with wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, both coming off major injuries.
The New York Jets are coming into the season with a newfound hope of success. The team added Sam Darnold, who they hope will be their quarterback of the future, to a young core. They have several important players coming off injuries that they expect to make an impact, including Quincy Enunwa and Teddy Bridgewater.
Enunwa is a notable player returning from injury, as he is arguably the best receiver on a sneakily good wide receiver group. Joining him is Bridgewater, a former first-round pick who has not started in two years due to a terrible knee injury and the emergence of Case Keenum (he appeared in one game last season, throwing one incomplete pass and one interception).
The two are back on the field for the offseason program and making some nice plays. Granted, there was no defense on the play, but Bridgewater put it right where Enunwa could get the ball easily, allowing him to peak his jump and catch the ball. It was timed well, and if Enunwa is able to force his man inside of him that’s an easy catch.
Enunwa has played three seasons in the NFL, having missed all of last season. He’s caught 80 passes for 1,172 yards and four touchdowns (all of them in 2016) in his career. He had a breakout year in 2016, grabbing 58 receptions for 857 yards to go with his four touchdowns. He was hoping to build on that before going on injured reserve.
Bridgewater was a first-round pick in 2014 and was a two-year starter for the Vikings. He completed an impressive 64.7 percent of his passes for 6,150 yards and 28 TDs with 22 INTs. Entering the 2015 season he suffered a horrible knee injury.
After initial speculation that he may never play again, he worked his way back to be active as a backup for Keenum for several games late in 2017. He signed with the Jets to provide insurance in case they couldn’t get their man at quarterback. He’s expected to battle with Darnold and Josh McCown for the starting job through training camp.
The two of them are showing nice steps on the road to returning from injury.