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Jets receiver agrees team is trying to tank

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

There’s definitely a good chance the New York Jets could finish this upcoming season with the worst record in the NFL. Here’s a team that parted ways with linchpins Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, David Harris and Darrelle Revis during the offseason. In addition to this, journeyman Josh McCown leads a potentially disastrous quarterback trio into the 2017 season.

One of the players expected to play a huge role for the rebuilding Jets this year is Quincy Enunwa, who apparently seems to think the team is prepared to tank.

“It’s hard to argue (with) that when everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on,” Enunwa told the New York Post when asked if the team was tanking.

With the defending champion New England Patriots still dominating in the AFC East, tanking could make some sense for New York. Add in the emergence of the Miami Dolphins as a legitimate playoff team, and this is magnified further.

Even then, it has to be a bitter pill for someone of Enunwa’s ilk to swallow. The 25-year-old receiver is coming off a career-best 2016 campaign that saw him put up 58 receptions for 857 yards and four touchdowns. He promises to be New York’s No. 1 receiver in 2017. If he’s talking publicly about the team tanking, it likely doesn’t bode well for the moral of an otherwise talent-stricken roster.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi