Report: Panthers have called Jets about Denzel Mims

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Denzel Mims and Matt Rhule could be headed for a reunion.

According to Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the Panthers have called the Jets about potentially trading for Mims.

Mims, whose agent put out a statement on Thursday publicly requesting a trade, played under Rhule at Baylor. He caught 66 passes for 1,020 yards with 12 touchdowns in 2019 — the year before the Panthers hired Rhule. Mims also had 1,000 yards in 2017.

Mims has not been productive in the league since the Jets selected him in the second round of the 2020 draft. He caught just eight passes for 133 yards in 11 games last season. He had 23 catches for 357 yards in nine contests as a rookie.

The Panthers have DJ Moore and Robbie Anderson at the top of their receivers group, but could likely benefit from more depth for new quarterback Baker Mayfield.

19 responses to “Report: Panthers have called Jets about Denzel Mims

  1. I’ve been saying for a bit now that Mims is gonna end up with the Panthers.

    Rhule loves himself some Baylor players.

  2. That’s fantastic, I mean we already have a 130 yard receiver in Terance Marshall, but let’s trade for another one because he was a star at BAYLOR. I really don’t know what Rhule is going to do once all of the guys that played for him at or he recruited for Baylor filter out. TE or DE are major needs this season we already have several sub 200 receivers, but what’s one more?

  3. If a WR is good, you can tell even if they have a lousy QB (see, Robinson, Bears). If they’re not, their agent asks for a trade in their 3rd year.

  4. I’m guessing this is a placed leak intended to flush out any teams desperate for a cheap dart throw at WR and using the obvious connection to Rhule as a ruse. Given that JD got a 4th for Herndon (giving back a 6th) I guess anything up to a 4th is possible if he works his magic again.

  5. Would be interested to know how much the Panthers value Mims.
    Couldn’t possibly be higher than a 6 or 7th round pick.

  6. This guy has averaged 1.5 catches per game and doesn’t even have 500 career receiving yards.
    Additionally, the next TD he catches will be his first in the NFL. Is this not the definition of overplaying your hand? Who would be excited to trade for this guy? If you don’t have a future on the Jets, you don’t have a future in the NFL. That’s the reality.

  7. Behind closed doors Baker is saying something Darnold would not do, and that is get me some receivers who can CATCH the ball.

  8. jac1216 says:
    August 26, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Behind closed doors Baker is saying something Darnold would not do, and that is get me some receivers who can CATCH the ball.
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    I liked Baker in Cleveland but honestly a receiver has to be 8 feet tall to catch a ball from him. He throws over their heads or behind them 7 out 10 passes. It gets exhausting picking up 15yards then going 3 and out almost automatically. I really believe he had a hard time getting the ball over the heads of the O and D lines. Pretty sure he led the league in batted passes as well.

  9. jwcarlson says:
    August 26, 2022 at 4:08 pm
    This guy has averaged 1.5 catches per game and doesn’t even have 500 career receiving yards.
    Additionally, the next TD he catches will be his first in the NFL. Is this not the definition of overplaying your hand? Who would be excited to trade for this guy? If you don’t have a future on the Jets, you don’t have a future in the NFL. That’s the reality.

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    Joe Douglas can’t draft.

  10. Hard to believe this owner was a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. You’d think he’d learn something from the Rooney’s about how to run a football team. Perhaps winning is not his goal. Sad for Carolina football fans. He’ll definitely have the number one pick in the next draft, but that only matters if you have a clue. This guy doesn’t have a clue.

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