3 teams that should call about Denzel Mims trade
It seems the days of receiver Denzel Mims with the New York Jets are coming to a close. These three teams should make a trade inquiry.
Denzel Mims was a second-round pick only two years ago to the New York Jets. On Thursday, frustrated with the lack of opportunity, Mims’ agent Ron Slavin requested a trade out of town, according to NFL Network.
“It’s just time. Denzel tried in good faith but it’s clear he does not have a future with the Jets. Denzel vowed to come back better then 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.”
At Baylor, Mims caught 66 passes for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Ince joining the Jets, Mims has 31 receptions for 490 yards, while still looking for his first touchdown.
With the trade request in mind, here are three teams who should be calling Jets general manager Joe Douglas.
3. Houston Texans
The Texans have a vast ocean of draft capital after the Deshaun Watson, so moving a late Day 3 pick for Mims shouldn’t be a big deal. Outside of Brandin Cooks, Houston has little in the way of proven weaponry for second-year quarterback Davis Mills. And while Mims isn’t proven at the NFL level, he clearly has potential.
2. Dallas Cowboys
Mims is a Texas native, and like the Texans, the Cowboys can bring him home. Unlike the Texans, though, Dallas has real designs on making the playoffs and perhaps winning the NFC East for the second consecutive season. The Cowboys lost receivers Cedrick Wilson and Amari Cooper this offseason, and Michael Gallup is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Week 17. Mims would provide some insurance and another target for quarterback Dak Prescott.
1. Chicago Bears
The Bears need to help Justin Fields, and while Mims isn’t a game-breaker, he’s worth a flier. Chicago has little around its second-year quarterback, and although it’s understandable general manager Ryan Poles is stockpiling draft picks for the next few years, trading away a late choice on a young talent would be a wise move.