Enunwa: Pats Vulnerable; Jets Can Win AFC East

The Patriots have won the AFC East in 14 of the last 15 seasons, including nine in a row

Tiki and Tierney
April 27, 2018 - 4:29 pm

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The New England Patriots have won the AFC East in 14 of the last 15 years, including nine in a row. But Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa doesn’t think the Patriots will make it to 10.

“I think they’re vulnerable,” Enunwa said on Tiki and Tierney. “I think not just that they’re vulnerable, I think that we’re capable. I think we’re capable of doing it, and I think we’re going to show it this year.”

The Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2010 – or won the AFC East since 2002 – but Enunwa believes they can surprise some people in 2018. New York has finished 5-11 each of the last two seasons, but after drafting Sam Darnold third overall in the NFL Draft on Thursday, change could be coming – and sooner rather than later. Josh McCown signed a one-year deal in March but turns 39 in July.

Might Darnold see action as a rookie? Time will tell.

“You would hate to rush him out there and then he doesn't get an opportunity to show who he really is,” Enunwa said. “So I think we’re just going to take it step-by-step when he gets into camp, when he gets into practices, sees how he does. I’ll hold off any excitement until I really see him in person.”

Enunwa, 25, wasn’t surprised that the Jets took a quarterback.

“I think everybody in the building knew they were going to take a quarterback at 3,” he said. “It was just about who we were going to choose. I didn’t know we were going to get Darnold, so it’s cool to get him. I know a lot of people back home that watched him, being from California, and a lot of people are happy we got him.”