Despite that unfortunate fact, he might have saved his spot on the team after an impressive performance during their 2022 preseason finale against the New York Giants.
The former Baylor standout finished the game with seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.
But while that game proves that he can play in the NFL, it may not be enough to keep him with the Jets.
After all, he did request a trade days ago through his agent, Ron Slavin.
In a statement shared by Slavin, he said, “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 than ever this season and worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen,”
He added, “We feel at this point a trade is our only option since the Jets have told us repeatedly they will not release him.”
But Mims kept silent when he was asked to provide more details about his request.
Likewise, ESPN’s Rich Cimini noticed something strange with Mims’ responses.
Mims doesn’t elaborate on his trade request, referring questions to his agent. Asked if he wants to be a Jet, Mims said he “loves” the Jets. He paused when asked about relationship with Saleh. Eventually, he said he respects him. Didn’t sound genuine. #Jets pic.twitter.com/5whU1SNrjX
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 28, 2022
Cimini tweeted, “Mims doesn’t elaborate on his trade request, referring questions to his agent. Asked if he wants to be a Jet, Mims said he “loves” the Jets. He paused when asked about relationship with Saleh. Eventually, he said he respects him. Didn’t sound genuine.”
Mims May Have Played His Last Game With The Jets
His recent statements might motivate the front office to either trade or cut him.
From there, it’s his role to find a team that will gamble on him.
But recent Jets draft history might prove that they are moving away from Mims.
Last season, they selected Elijah Moore in the second round, and he had 538 yards to go with five touchdowns.
This year, they took Garrett Wilson in the first round.
Those two players may render Mims useless in the Jets’ plans moving forward.