It has been a long time coming for Jets WR Quincy Enunwa, as he finally stepped back betweeen the hashes on Friday for his first game action since New Year's Day in 2017.
Enunwa was forced to miss the entire 2017 season with a neck injury, and though he has been at camp, a thumb injury kept him from playing in the Jets' first two preseason contests with the Falcons and Redskins.
He finally got the chance to show his team that he hasn't lost a step against the Giants, and after a couple receptions, Enunwa was happy with how his first game went.
"They really wanted to get me out there and get me ready for the season, and I took it in stride," Enunwa told The Post's Brian Costello. "It was fun and it's always great to be back out there. It was a little exhausting at first. It's football. Your adrenaline's rushing. It's not like practice anymore, so I'm going to be exerting a little bit more energy. But I had fun. I made plays when I needed to. I really wanted to go back out into the second half, so it was good."
Head coach Todd Bowles liked what he saw from the 26-year-old receiver, saying more film study will give him a true look at how he's progressing this summer.
"He looked quick," Bowles said. "I know he caught some balls. I'll have to watch the tape and see about the blocking and everything else, but I was happy to have him out there. He had a smile on his face and he was having fun, so that was good to see."
Last season, Enunwa was set to be the Jets' No. 1 receiver. Now, he has competition for that role with Terrelle Pryor, Jermaine Kearse, and Robby Anderson vying for it. However, with what Enunwa has been through in the past year, being able to contribute in any way is a big step forward.
In 2016, Enunwa hauled in 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns.