Former Husker receiver Quincy Enunwa was projected to be the New York Jets’ number one receiver this season. Instead, he has a bulging disc in his neck that will likely require surgery and sideline him for the entire season.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said yesterday that Enunwa will seek a second opinion, but the receiver is facing a recovery time of six to nine months. The injury is not considered career-threatening, but he will be placed on injured reserve.
Enunwa was a sixth round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2014. In 2013, he had 51 receptions for a team-high 753 yards and a school-record 12 touchdowns. He had two TD catches in NU’s Gator Bowl win over Georgia, including one that went for a school-record 99 yards.