The Jets first offensive series did not accomplish much as they only gained 11 yards on five plays before punting the ball back to the Jaguars, but Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to lead the Jets to a touchdown on the second drive thanks to two passes to Quincy Enunwa.
On second-and-eight from their own 27-yard-line Fitzpatrick dropped back and saw Enunwa running wide-open down the seam, Fitzpatrick slightly overthrew the receiver causing Enunwa to have to make a leaping catch for a 26 yard gain when a better throw might have gotten them a touchdown. Immediately you knew Fitzpatrick wished he had another shot, so Chan Gailey gave him that second shot with a different play-call but Enunwa running the same route. Fitzpatrick delivered a perfect pass on the second try and Enunwa was able to keep running for 43 yards taking the ball to the Jacksonville four-yard-line before Bilal Powell ran it in for a touchdown.
Those two plays perfectly showcase the type of nightmare matchup Enunwa could present opposing defenses. With Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker commanding most of the attention on the outside defenses will have to choose wisely how they decide to cover Enunwa. Put a cornerback on him and watch the Jets audible to a run play to his side with him clearing the way for the running back, put a linebacker on him and watch Fitzpatrick find him roaming free in the middle of the field.
The Jets have far more weapons to rely on outside of Marshall and Decker this year but the versatility of Enunwa could potentially prove too to be to much for opposing defenses. In the video above Enunwa talks about his two big catches, his role in the offense as well as his coach's comparison of him to Dennis Rodman.
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