Quincy Enunwa Says Its 'Hard to Argue' with Talk of Jets Tanking 2017 Season

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2017

New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2016. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)
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The New York Jets appear to be throwing away the 2017 season to kickstart their rebuilding process, and Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa doesn't disagree with that perception. 

"It's hard to argue [with] that when everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on," Enunwa said Sunday, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

The Jets finished last season with a 5-11 record, marking the sixth straight season the franchise has missed out on the playoffs.

New York then spent the offseason shedding expensive veterans, including Darrelle Revis, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, David Harris and Nick Mangold.

The team now enters 2017 with Enunwa as its top receiver and even more questions at quarterback. Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will battle for the starting spot under center.

Despite the lack of proven players, Enunwa expects those still on the squad to fight their hardest.

"I don't think any player is going to tank," the 25-year-old said. "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."

Although fans might have their eyes on the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the players aren't going to give up on the season so easily.