Denzel Mims, a wide receiver, could be traded to the Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks may be looking for a young, athletic receiver.
New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims could potentially join the Seahawks, according to Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox. The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle are the two teams believed to be the best match for the 24-year-old receiver. Near the end of the preseason, Mims asked the Jets for a trade.
According to Knox, the Seahawks could take a “flyer” on the dissatisfied receiver.
According to Knox, the Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings appear to be Mims’ two most sensible landing spots.
As we mentioned, Seattle may be eager to try out a young player who hasn’t had much success elsewhere.
Mims is buried on the Jets depth chart
Knox credits Mims as a former second-round draft pick who simply “dodged.” In his first two seasons, the third-year receiver has just 31 receptions for 490 yards and no touchdown receptions to his credit.
Given the Jets’ crowded receiver situation, things aren’t getting any better for Mims this season. Starting receivers Elijah Moore and Corey Davis and first-round rookie pick Garrett Wilson are listed on the depth chart above Mims.
Regarding Mims’ request for a trade, his agent Ron Slavin said, “It’s just about time” (per NFL Media). Denzel has made an honest effort, but it’s obvious he won’t be playing for the Jets in the future. Denzel has vowed to come back stronger than ever this season and he’s tried hard in the offseason to fulfill that promise. However, he was not given a chance to get used to the beginning of the offensive.
Shortly after making his trade request, Mims led all receivers with seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in his last preseason game against the New York Giants. However, he did not participate in the attacking first team.
Mims could be an asset for the Seahawks given his speed (4.38 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in 2020) and the possibility that Seattle doesn’t have a slot receiver. Freddie Swain was recently fired by the Seahawks during the 53-man roster cuts.
Seahawks previously expressed interest in Mim’s trade
According to SNY TV’s Connor Hughes, Seattle and three other teams had previously spoken to the Jets about a potential trade for Mims.
According to sources speaking to SNYtv, the Panthers, Vikings, Cowboys and Seahawks have all reached out to the Jets for a trade for wide receiver Denzel Mims. “A fourth-round pick was the Jets asking price. The Jets kept Mims because neither team was willing to make that offer.
Knox claims if Mims continues to not be a factor for the Jets this season, demand for a fourth-round draft pick could be reduced.