Denzel Mims’ agent requests a trade for the receiver

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The Jets used a second-round choice on receiver Denzel Mims in 2020. Heading into his third season, Mims has not broken into the starting lineup.

He is listed as the backup to Corey Davis.

That prompted his agent, Ron Slavin, to put out a statement Thursday, requesting the Jets trade Mims.

“It’s just time,” Slavin wrote. “Denzel tired in good faith, but it’s clear he does not have a future with the Jets. Denzel vowed to come back better than ever this season and worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given no opportunities with the starting offense to get in a groove with them. We feel at this point, a trade is our only option since the Jets have told us repeatedly they will not release him. Joe Douglas has always done right by Denzel, and we trust he will do everything in his power to find another team where Denzel can be a contributor.”

Mims received 15 snaps in the first preseason game, sixth among the team’s receivers, and caught two of five targets for 25 yards. He saw 27 snaps, which was second among the team’s wideouts, in the second preseason game and caught three of four targets for 43 yards. Mims did not start either game.

He has played 20 games with 11 starts since the Jets drafted him 59th overall and has caught 31 passes on 67 targets for 490 yards with no touchdowns.

The Jets have drafted receivers in the first two rounds each of the past two years, and Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson are listed as starters along with Davis.

12 responses to “Denzel Mims’ agent requests a trade for the receiver

  1. Are any GMs calling the jets? Not sure has done anything to warrant a trade demand.

  2. Mims has had more than enough opportunity. Have you seen the Jets receivers over the past two years?

  3. Maybe a combination of him not being that good and who’s been throwing him the ball.

  4. Dude isn’t that good, he played college ball at Baylor and the Jets wasted a 2md round pick on a guy that they could have picked up in the 4th or 5th round. He will forever be a backup/Special Teams player.

  5. I was looking at the 2020 scouting reports on Mims. Most had him as a 2nd or 3rd round pick. 1 analyst said he could be a late 1st rd pick.
    He’s a physical specimen,.. a big man who ran 4.38 at the combine.
    Maybe some different scenery is what he needs.

  6. I think you have a high opinion of yourself if you think that you’re worth trading for.

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