Six days ago, Jets receiver Denzel Mims made a trade request. He is still listed on the roster despite the team having 53 players on it.
According to reports, the Panthers contacted the Jets, and it seems that they weren't the only ones. Joe Douglas, general manager, acknowledged that he "fielded some calls" regarding Mims from other teams.
According to Douglas, who was quoted by Zack Rosenblatt of TheAthletic.com, "in the end, nothing materialised, especially anything we would consider the right compensation for a player of Denzel's talent and abilities."
Mims acknowledged his frustration at being listed last on the roster. Mims, a second-round pick in 2020, is listed as Corey Davis' backup.
Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson were selected by the Jets in the second and first rounds, respectively, of the spring draught. Davis was also added as a free agent, and Braxton Berrios received a two-year contract extension. Jeff Smith is even in front of Mims.
The reason Mims is still on the Jets' roster is unclear given that he has no idea if he would be a healthy scratch for the first game of the season. Is he there as backup in case of injury, or are they holding out for a better trade proposal?
Douglas stated, "We have to do what's best for the New York Jets. "We must act in a way that respects both the player and the team. Maintaining Denzel, we have a fantastic space. Wide receivers in our group are really cool, and Denzel plays a significant role in that.
Since the Jets selected Mims 59th overall in the draught, he has participated in 20 games with 11 starts. Mims has caught 31 receptions on 67 targets for 490 yards without a touchdown.