Quincy Enunwa understands why people think Jets are tanking

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) makes a catch and run during the second quarter of the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills on January 01, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
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The New York Jets have been unable to find their stride over the course of the last several seasons — and that is putting it lightly. As a result, third-year wide receiver Quincy Enunwa understands why those on the outside of the organization believe the Jets are tanking.

“It’s hard to argue [with] that,” Enunwa said on Sunday, via the New York Post. “When everybody else sees all the stuff that’s going on.”

On the other hand, tanking typically stems from the point of view of the front office rather than the players on the field. With that notion in mind, Enunwa believes that the Jets will be looking to win every time they take the field in 2017-18.

“It hasn’t so much changed my mindset,” Enunwa added. “A lot of the guys just want to win. Whatever it takes. I know they cut some guys obviously, but that’s the business.

“I don’t think any player is going to tank. 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.”

However, the up-and-coming pass catcher also realizes that it may be time for him to assert himself as a veteran presence on a young Jets team.

“You just kind of take notes from guys that have been there. I’ve had some great mentors ahead of me before. I’m excited to show what I can do in a different position, in a different offense.”

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