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Welp....we should have beat the Bills with zero contribution from him, so I can't say it's a big loss.

 

Also - does anyone know his contract structure?  Was any of his money guaranteed for injury....if not, the Jets probably have an out with contract considering that his repeated neck injuries have to make him seriously consider not playing anymore.

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Figured out the answer to my own question:

https://overthecap.com/player/quincy-enunwa/3148/

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Quincy Enunwa signed a four year, $36 million extension with the Jets on December 28, 2018. Enunwa received $20.25 million in guarantees, $9.17 million of which is fully guaranteed at signing. Enunwa's signing bonus was $9 million. Enunwa's 2019 and 2020 salaries are guaranteed for injury and his 2021 salary has a partial salary guarantee. Each of those salaries will become fully guaranteed if he is on the roster on the 5th day of that league year. Enunwa's salary cap number increased by $1.8 million in 2018 due to the extension.

He got a $9 million singing bonus (prorated to $1.8 million cap hit per contract year)

His base salary this year is $1 million (guaranteed for injury)

Base salary next year is $6 million (guaranteed for injury)

So if he can no longer play due to injury, he's still going to be a $6 million+ hit on the cap next year.  The plus is how they would allocate the prorated signing bonus for a retired player due to injury.

If he can actually come back and play football, then the Jets can release him before the 5th day of the 2020 league year without having to incur that $6 million 2020 base salary because it is only guaranteed for injury.  Of course if they release him before that base salary becomes fully guaranteed next spring, the remaining signing bonus will escalate leading to a $5.4 million cap hit next year.

Either way, his days as a Jet are very likely done.   

 

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Confirmed:  If Enunwa retires because he can't play in the NFL anymore, next year the Jets are on the hook for his $6 million base salary AND the remaining $5.4 million from the signing bonus accelerates onto the cap.

So the Jets could be on the hook for an $11.4 million cap hit next year.

#thanksMacc

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23 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 

 

Guy gets hurt all the time.  Macc fails to put an injury clause in the contract.  Awesome.

Actually...just the opposite.

Macc specifically put an injury guarantee in the contract for the first two years of base salary.  Which is even worse when you're dealing with a player who already had a serious neck injury and could be one tackle away from a career-ender.

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