Having requested a trade out of New York, Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims is reportedly drawing interest from the Carolina Panthers. The report should come as no surprise given the way Mims played at Baylor for current Panthers head coach Matt Rhule.
Panthers have called about Jets WR Denzel Mims, per league sources. Mims had a pair of 1,000-yard receiving seasons for Matt Rhule at Baylor.
GM Scott Fitterer has said Panthers will be in on every deal. So Mims interest not surprising, esp. given his connection to Rhule. (1/2)
— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 26, 2022
The Panthers have reportedly contacted the Jets who are letting it be known they will not give the wide receiver away. Despite his lack of production for Gang Green, Connor Hughes of SNY is reporting the Jets are willing to move Mims, but it won’t be for pennies on the dollar.
Sources: The #Jets are open & plan to grant Denzel Mims’ trade request.
They will not, though, give him away. They believe Mims has talent & like their receiving unit with him on it.
Only way a trade happens is if #NYJ get what they believe is equal value.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 26, 2022
Mims is undoubtedly a talented player who put in tons of work this off-season to get better, but it hasn’t done him much good. He has been relegated to second and third team reps thus far. Having requested a deal, it’s unlikely he’ll be a Jets when the season kicks off in a few weeks.