Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa hopes to play for the first time since last year's preseason opener when the Jets face the Giants on Friday night, and he hopes he's on the right track to do so.
"He looked quick, he should have the freshest legs in camp," Jets head coach Todd Bowles said, according to Newsday's Bob Glauber, of Enunwa, who practiced Saturday and Sunday. "He caught the ball well and we're working him in slow as well. Just happy to have him back."
The 26-year-old Enunwa missed last season with a bulging disk in his neck. He was healthy enough to return to mini camp and believes that's in the past now.
"I mean, when you look at my position, you don't really see guys with neck injuries," said Enunwa, who has been out the past couple of weeks with a thumb injury. "I knew it was one of those things that was kind of a freak injury. It would be a lot harder for it to happen."
In 2016, Enunwa caught 58 passes for 857 yards and four touchdowns. Now, he'll be joining a receiving corps that also includes Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson and Terrelle Pryor, among other wideouts.
Though he hasn't caught a pass in a game from any of the quarterbacks currently on the Jets roster, he hopes he can build a rapport with Josh McCown, Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater, regardless of who starts Week 1.
"We want to make those connections as often as possible," Enunwa said. "For me, it's about getting confidence that I'll make the play. As we go forward, whether it's [Darnold], Teddy or Josh, they'll know that I'm there for them."
The Jets are the only team with four different receivers who have recorded 800 yards in a season, and Enunwa flashes back to that to remind him of his potential.
"That [2016 season] gave me confidence," he said. "I'm like, 'OK, this is what I'm capable of doing. I'm just ready to go out there and try to do it again."