The Jets wide receiver room is full of young talented guys with the additions of first round pick Garrett Wilson and undrafted free agent Calvin Jackson Jr. Before this year, the Jets spent draft picks on Denzel Mims in 2020 and Elijah Moore in 2021 while signing veteran Corey Davis to a four-year deal in 2021. They added Braxton Berrios in 2019 after he was cut from the Patriots. The Jets receivers should make noise this year but Zach Wilson’s job isn’t anywhere near secure and Robert Saleh is a year away from his job security diminishing if this team doesn’t improve. The problem with this receiving corps stems from none of these receivers being proven, which includes Davis and Berrios.
Why should they trade one of their receivers then?
Denzel Mims is the one receiver on the Jets that the Jets think about moving. It is understandable that Mims has already had two different coaches, which means learning two different offensive systems.Mims has only 31 receptions in 20 games played and has yet to find the end zone in his short Jets career. It doesn’t help that he only played 20 games out of 33 due to injuries. Mims saw his playing time dip last season as well, starting in only 3 of the 8 games he played in.
It is worth considering moving the third-year receiver with the holes that this Jets team has in the trenches if Mims continues on a downward trend. Injuries shouldn’t be the reason that his catch rate was ranked the third-worst for receivers in the league and he had issues with being penalized too often. This could be an option to look at should the Jets not want to pay Mims to a long term deal with Moore having a standout rookie season and the Jets spending draft picks on other receivers that could already make a bigger impact.