One of Sam Darnold’s first weapons, Quincy Enunwa, may be well on his way to sticking around long-term, according to reports by the Daily News.
FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY—The New York Jets are set to have $100 million in cap space next season. One of their first purchases could the assurance of having one of their veteran offensive weapons around for the long-term.
Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the team has entered negotiations with receiver Quincy Enunwa about a new, longer contract. Enunwa, 26, is in his fifth year with the team, entering as a sixth-round pick in 2014.
After his four-year rookie deal expired, Enunwa, who missed all of 2017 thanks to a neck injury, was inked to a one-year deal worth just over $2.9 million last offseason.
Despite dealing with further injury woes so far this season, forcing him to miss two games, Enunwa has earned 345 yards on 29 receptions.
He’s one yard behind Robby Anderson for the team lead heading into the Jets’ Sunday afternoon showdown with the New England Patriots (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS), while his catch tally leads the team. His lone touchdown on the season thus far came in the Jets’ season-opening win in Detroit.
A Nebraska alum, Enunwa broke out during the 2016 season, setting career-highs for receptions (58), receiving yards (857), and touchdowns (4). As for his career totals, Enunwa has earned 109 catches for 1,517 yards.
The Jets’ receiving outlook, crucial with a touted rookie like Sam Darnold in tow, will be one of the most intriguing discussions headed into the 2019 offseason. Charone Peake is the only receiver on the active roster under contract for next season.