The Jets were dealt a tough blow right before the preseason starts.
Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is out for the season after he injured his neck during practice on Saturday, coach Todd Bowles said after practice Monday.
The injury isn’t career-ending, but Enunwa will be sidelined for six to nine months. The Jets are looking for a second opinion, but it’s most likely that Enunwa will need surgery.
Enunwa sustained the injury during a non-contact drill when he dropped a pass from quarterback Christian Hackenberg and fell to the turf face-first.
Bowles earlier said that the team will readjust if they lose Enunwa, who was expected to be the top wide receiver for the team after the Jets cut Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall during the offseason.
Enunwa, who was selected by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 draft, has recorded 1,172 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 28 games for the Jets.
The two most iconic athletes in history — Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali — had a number of these during their respective careers. The two best examples would be Ali standing over Sonny Liston in 1960, and Jordan crossing Byron Russell into history for the series-winner in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals.
Beckham’s (first) iconic moment was his catch against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in 2014.
The catch was the final introduction anybody needed that hadn’t heard of him up until that point. The catch was so damn good, you would be mad if it happened against you in a game of Madden.
That moment was the first building block he needed to become bigger than just another NFL star. Since then, he’s taken advantage of it.
The old-head sports fan in your life’s biggest gripe against Beckham is how he’s always dancing on the field and celebrating. Gone are the days where the football is placed on the ground or given to the referee after a score. Week to week, fans aren’t sure what they’re going to see out of Beckham, and that’s just another reason to tune in.