Denzel Mims has been fighting for a spot in Jets training camp this summer.
Now, it appears the wide receiver is ready to move on to another team.
According to his agent, Ron Slavin, Mims asked to either be traded or released.
“It’s just time,” Slavin said in a statement. “Denzel tried in good faith, but it’s clear that he has no future with the Jets.
“Denzel promised to come back better than ever this season and worked really hard in the offseason to make that happen. However, he wasn’t given an opportunity in the starting offense to get into a groove with them.
“At this point, we believe a trade is our only option as the Jets have repeatedly told us they will not let him go.”
Mims was selected in the second round of the 2020 draft. But Mims has struggled both on and off the field throughout his time with the Jets.
Mims has just 31 catches for 490 yards in two seasons. He also struggled with injuries and illness that kept him from playing on the field. It would make sense why the Jets would try to trade Mims.
Mims has looked solid throughout training camp, but is buried under a deep depth chart. Gang Green is loaded at the receiver position with Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson, Braxton Berrias and Elijah Moore. Additionally, Jeff Smith and Calvin Jackson have outplayed Mims throughout training camp.
The Jets saw that they could not count on Mims staying healthy and available for the first two seasons. He may think he’s the number one option, but he definitely won’t be on the Jets’ roster.
After Sunday’s preseason game against the Giants, the Jets have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to find a trade partner for Mims. If they can’t find a team willing to trade Mims, the Jets will have to release or keep Mims on the 53-man roster. With Mims publicly requesting a trade, teams may be reluctant to give anything of value to the Jets knowing they will likely release him before the deadline on Tuesday afternoon.