Outside of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker the New York Jets third option in their offense continued to shuffle. Devin Smith, Kenbrell Tompkins and Quincy Enunwa all shared this role, but Enunwa took advantage of this opportunity.
Ennui’s numbers were not outstanding, but his role to the Jets offense was vital. Enunwa operated as an H-back in the Jets offense with tight end Jace Amaro missing the entire 2015 season. Enunwa finished with 22 catches for 315 yards in 12 games with a game changing catch in the Jets week 16 victory over the New England Patriots.
Marshall has been very complimentary of the young wide receiver and would like Enunwa to take on a greater role within the offense. “One of the selfish things I wrote down for him: I would love to see this guy get more balls,” Marshall said. “I don’t care what it is — if it’s a bubble screen, flat route, shallow — I think he’s an asset for us.”
Marshall sees a skill set in Enunwa similar to a former teammate of Marshall’s in Martellus Bennett. “I think he’s Martellus Bennett at the wide receiver position,” Marshall said. “He’s very violent with the ball in his hands. He’s fast. He’s explosive.” Enunwa stands 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds and has tremendous strength for a wide receiver.
The Jets are unsure of who will be the starting quarterback come week one due to the saga with Ryan Fitzpatrick, but this is not holding back young players such as Enunwa from proving they need a role in the offense. If the Jets offense wants to continue being a force, Enunwa will need to continue progressing into a valuable asset to the team.