A league source told PFW that the New York Jets and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa have signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team for the foreseeable future.
Enunwa has agreed to a four-year extension worth a maximum value of $36 million. The deal also includes an injury guarantee worth slightly more than $20 million.
The Jets later confirmed the deal was done and that Enunwa had signed his contract.
The former sixth-round pick in 2014 out of Nebraska has outplayed his draft status, even with injuries limiting him at times in his five NFL seasons. He has caught 38 passes for 448 yards and a TD in 11 games (10 starts) this season and has been ruled out to play in the team's finale on Sunday.
But the Jets clearly believe in Enunwa to serve as one of QB Sam Darnold's reliable targets for next season and beyond. In 40 NFL games (29 starts), Enunwa has totaled 118 catches for 1,621 yards (13.7 average) with five TDs. He also was suspended four games back in the 2015 season for violating the league's personal conduct code, but the Jets publicly backed him in that case.
Enunwa had played this season on a one-year, $2.9 million contract. His new contract will be finalized one day prior to the league's deadline for signing-bonus proration counting against the team's 2018 cap, which is an added benefit for the Jets, who figure to be big players in free agency again this spring.