Over the span of the entire off-season, the New York Jets have been commonly referred to as the team with the greatest chance at getting next year’s first overall pick in the NFL Draft. After somehow overachieving and finishing 5-11 last year, the Jets still decided to rebuild and moved on from veteran players like Brandon Marshall, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Eric Decker, David Harris, Darelle Revis, Nick Mangold and a whole host of others. The Jets were scheduled to go into the season with an offense featuring a quarterback to be named later (the “winner” of the Bryce Petty / Josh McCown / Christian Hackenberg quarterback battle for the ages), an aging combination of Matt Forte and Bilal Powell at running back and a set of receivers led by Quincy Enunwa, who broke out for 857 receiving yards last season.
That won’t happen.
Enunwa is going to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list due to a bulging disc in his neck, an injury reportedly sustained in last Saturday’s scrimmage. Barring a veteran addition, the Jets will unbelievably now go into the season featuring a receiving corps of nine players who boasted a grand total of 1,296 receiving yards last season. To put that into perspective, those NINE players had fewer yards combined last year than TY Hilton, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham and Mike Evans had on their own. Let that soak in for a moment. The Jets look to be nearly unwatchable this year. In fact, the record for fewest points in a 16-game season is 140 and I believe that could be in moderate jeopardy, if not imminent danger.
This injury is an important one for some dynasty players, so let’s run down the list of players affected.
Quincy Enunwa, WR NYJ
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