Enunwa: ‘Hard to argue’ Jets aren’t trying to tank
Entering the 2017 season, Jets fans have already resigned themselves to the fact that their favorite football team won’t win many games. New York receiver Quincy Enunwa was blunt when talking about the Jets tanking this season.
“It’s hard to argue [with] that,” Enunwa told the New York Post, “when everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on.”
The Jets have jettisoned nearly every veteran contract, including Eric Decker, David Harris, Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis and others.
Despite the overhaul that leaves Gang Green with little optimism heading into the season, young players like Enunwa must forge forward with a mindset to control what they can control.
“It hasn’t so much changed my mindset,” Enunwa said. “A lot of the guys just want to win. Whatever it takes. I know they cut some guys obviously, but that’s the business.
“I don’t think any player is going to tank. Our jobs are on the line. Our families [depend on us]. We’re out there to work and get our paycheck and win games. People are always going to say that kind of stuff, but we’re just going to play.”
It’s the Jets front office that is tanking the season, not the players or coaching staff. While the general manager has taken a course in hopes to better set up the franchise for the long-term, young players like Enunwa can’t have a tanker’s mindset and hope to keep a job long.
Jets players will battle like always, even if they’ve been set up to fail in 2017.
New York Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa admitted that it’s hard to argue with the tanking assumption but still believes that his teammates just want to win.