Some reason for optimism out of Jets camp today as rookie receiver Denzel Mims was seen participating in some positional drills for the first time the preseason.
#Jets rookie WR Denzel Mims was asked if he thinks he’ll be ready to play in Week 1:
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) September 2, 2020
Mims was asked if he thinks he’ll be ready for week 1 and said he “Most definitely” believes he will be. While extensive reps with starting quarterback Sam Darnold would have been ideal this preseason, that clearly wasn’t in the cards and now the two will learn on the fly.
Mims is expected to pair with free agent Breshad Perriman in giving the Jets a pair of explosive downfield receivers to challenge opposing secondaries.