Young Jets Receiver Officially Requests A Trade

For the first time in a long time, the New York Jets have a good young receiving core, led by Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson and Braxton Berrios, and unfortunately, this has left no room for a former second-round draft pick to get the action he'd like. Denzel Mims was taken No. 48 overall in the 2020 draft out of Baylor, and with his combination of size, skill and speed, it looked like the Jets had found themselves a future star.

Unfortunately for Mims, he couldn't find any traction in his rookie year, and in his second year, the Jets added Moore and Davis to join rookie QB Zach Wilson, and after forming a connection with those two, as well as Berrios, it slowly became clear that at best, Mims would be WR5 on this team. After an off-season that saw all 4 names ahead of him build chemistry with Wilson and current starter Joe Flacco, Mims released a statement through his agent, requesting a trade or a release from the Jets in order to find a fresh start somewhere. 

With teams like the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals all potentially in the market for a young, talented wide receiver, the Jets should find a taker, but due to his lack of performance on the field, it's not going to net them much of a return. Given their depth, as Lawrence Cager could also be kept as an emergency wide receiver despite the move to tight end, the Jets will likely accommodate this move, and we will update you as soon as any breaking news occurs on this front. 

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