Eric Decker's season-ending injuries were a big blow to the New York Jets' offense in 2016, but his absence created opportunities for their young wide receivers. That, in turn, allowed them to fatten their wallet.
The NFL released its annual performance-based pay distributions on Wednesday -- two separate pools -- and the leader on the Jets was wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who will pocket an extra $327,637.
The PBP system allows lower-salaried players to earn extra money based on playing time and performance. The money doesn't count against the salary cap. For Enunwa, a $327,000 bonus is significant when you consider he made $525,000 in base salary.
Between the PBP and the veteran pools, the Jets' leaders are:
Enunwa -- $327,637
Ben Ijalana -- $276,774
Rontez Miles -- $270,256
Wesley Johnson -- $243,579
Anderson -- $242,333
Marcus Williams -- $186,073
Then, of course, there's the other side of the pay scale. Running back Troymaine Pope (remember him?) played a grand total of only two offensive snaps, yet he will receive $679.08.
Running back Khiry Robinson, who needed nearly the entire year to recover from a broken leg, re-broke the leg after only 17 snaps in his first game -- the Christmas Eve nightmare in New England.
Robinson was released last week, but $4,481.89 in bonus money may provide some solace.