Jets expelled receiver Quincy Enunwa. For the 28-year-old wide receiver, the 2020 season would only be the third on a current $ 36M contract. But constant injuries (in the 2019 season he played only in one match due to damage to the cervical vertebrae) forced the team to part with the player, paying the terrible $ 11.4M dead-money and expanding the cap-space by a relatively modest $ 3.6M. Yes, his salary in 2020 was fully guaranteed ($ 6M – more than half of all “dead-money”).
The vertebrae injury, which caused Quincy Enunwa to be eliminated from the last season, is the second in three years. According to unofficial data, the player would not have been allowed to undergo a medical examination until early 2021, or even longer. So the Jets decided to play it safe. First, they included the receiver in the PUP list, that is, recognizing him as physically incapable of working.
And then officially stating that Quincy was never included in the off-season plans of the New Yorkers. Now there are rumors that the professional career of the receiver could be over forever, although the player himself has said more than once that he wants to return to the field.
The 6th draft pick was a guiding star for Sam Darnold when he averaged 38 assists in 11 games in 2018 and signed his $ 36 million a major contract that season. And although in 2014 he played only 1 game, and at the beginning of the next year, he sat on the bench due to the disqualification, which was for 4 games. In 2016, he came on as a substitute and became an indispensable first player with 58 catches at 857 yards and 4 touchdowns. 2017 was a year of injuries for the receiver.
In any sport, there are always players who are more easily injured than others. And these are really good players who show excellent game results. We wish Quincy to break this vicious circle of injuries and finally show all of us what he is capable of.
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