On Tuesday night, the New York Jets acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the New England Patriots in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
The trade caught the NFL world off-guard. Thomas was likely a candidate to be released by the Patriots following the team’s decision to sign Antonio Brown.
However, the Jets decided to make a play for the four-time Pro-Bowler instead.
Now we know why.
According to a report from the New York Post, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa suffered a season-ending neck injury.
The Jets will be without starting wide receiver Quincy Enunwa for the rest of the season, The Post has learned.
Enunwa suffered a neck injury in Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Bills and will not be able to return this year.
This is the second time in three seasons Enunwa suffered a season-ending neck injury.
He missed the full 2017 NFL season after suffering a neck injury in training camp. The wide receiver left Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter, but returned to the game.
He finished the game with one reception on three targets for four yards.
Enunwa, 27, signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Jets in December. The former sixth-round pick caught 38 passes for 449 yards and one touchdown in 2018.