Jets sign Enunwa to contract extension

Jets sign Enunwa to contract extension

New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will sit out Sunday's matchup at the New England Patriots, but he still ended the season on a high note.

The Jets announced on Friday that they signed Enunwa to a contract extension. Although the team did not disclose terms of the deal, multiple media outlets reported Enunwa signed a four-year contract worth $36 million, including $20 million guaranteed.

"I knew when I got here that I wanted to be a Jet for a very long time," said Enunwa. "Now, I'll get my opportunity and it feels really good."

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Enunwa had 38 receptions for 449 yards in his return to the roster after missing the entire 2017 season due to a neck injury.

"Quincy is a key part of our foundation, and we are thrilled that this contract will keep him here for years to come," New York general manager Mike Maccagnan said.

A sixth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2014, Enunwa had 22 receptions for 315 yards in his rookie campaign before emerging as a vital cog in the team's offense the following season.

The former Nebraska star had 58 receptions for 857 yards and four touchdowns in 2016, but his progression was stalled by the knee injury that cost him the 2017 season.

"I'm excited for the future and for some more big plays," Enunwa said. "And I think there is a lot in store for us as a team."

   Source: UPI | The Sports Xchange | December 28, 2018