During this NFL offseason, the New York Jets’ wide receiver room has gotten pretty crowded.
The team brought in Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman, and Randall Cobb over the past few months to give Aaron Rodgers pleny of targets to throw to.
Even after trading Elijah Moore to the Cleveland Browns, they still seem to have more receivers than they need with Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis returning from last year’s roster.
That could leave a recent 2nd round pick as the odd man out.
According to The Athletic’s Zach Rosenblatt, Denzel Mims is currently facing an uphill battle to make the Jets’ roster.
It’s all sunshine and rainbows so far in New York.
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I’m not really sure what they’d have actually gotten for Mims in a trade a year ago, but at this point you have to wonder why they held onto him.
Mims requested a trade during the pre-season last year. Despite the wide receiver room also being pretty crowded at that point in time, the Jets decided not to grant the request.
Mims went on to play just 42% of snaps during the 2022 season, making 11 catches for 186 yards for a disappointing Jets offense.
Now it looks like they are going to end up letting him go for nothing ahead of his 4th NFL season.
While Mims hasn’t lived up to his 2nd round draft capital, he still shouldn’t have trouble finding another team if he’s let go by the Jets.
He’s just 25 years old, there will be teams that want to see if they can unlock his potential, and there are always teams out there who are desperate for receivers.
The Texans and Falcons don’t have much to work with at the position and the Titans badly need somebody as they currently face Nick Westbrook-Ikhine being their number 2 option.
It took a lot longer than he may have wanted, but it looks like Denzel Mims may finally have his request to leave the New York Jets granted.