Bad to worse: Jets lose their best receiver for the season

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On Monday, Sam Darnold inched closer to becoming a member of the New York Jets.

The Jets were going to be bad with or without receiver Quincy Enunwa, but now they won’t even have him. Enunwa has a neck injury is done for the season. He was placed on injured reserve according to multiple reports. Robby Anderson is now probably the Jets’ best receiver (be honest, unless you play in a deep fantasy league or are a hardcore Jets fan, you have no idea if I just made up that name to test you).

Enunwa was expected to be one of the few positive stories for the Jets this season. Enunwa had 857 yards last season, and since the Jets purged Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker – and because the Jets are going to be playing from behind most Sundays – he was in line to get a ton of targets. He’s just 25 years old and could have established himself as a player the Jets wanted to keep around for their rebuild. Now he’s done for the season.

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The Jets have no hope heading into this season, aside from rooting to get the No. 1 pick. If they get the No. 1 pick, they will have their choice of quarterbacks in a good class. Darnold, who was great for USC as a freshman last season, is the likely top pick, but others like Wyoming’s Josh Allen could take that spot.

Either way, the Jets will be scouting quarterbacks this fall. The loss of their No. 1 receiver before the first preseason game just gets them closer to finally picking a quarterback that will give the franchise some optimism.

Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa is done for the season due to a neck injury. (AP)
Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa is done for the season due to a neck injury. (AP)

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