Frustrated New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims has requested a trade, according to a statement released Thursday by his agent.
“It’s about time,” wrote agent Ron Slavin. “Denzel has tried in good faith, but it’s clear he has no future with the Jets.” The New York Post was the first media outlet to report the request.
Mims, a 2020 second-round pick from Baylor, has struggled to find a role with the Jets.
He’s dealt with hamstring issues as a rookie, a case of food poisoning that saw him lose 20 pounds last offseason, a game with COVID-19 last season, and his role in offense dwindling to near non-existence. I saw.
He was still low on the depth chart this summer, sixth behind Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson, Braxton Berrios and Jeff Smith.
“Denzel vowed to come back better than ever this season and worked hard in the offseason to make that happen. given little opportunity to get along with
“The Jets have repeatedly said they will not release him, so I feel a trade is the only option at this point.”
The Jets did not immediately comment.
Mims, who reported to training camp in good shape, said on Aug. 5 that he had high personal goals for the season.
“Hopefully I think I’m on top,” he said, referring to the depth chart. ‘s decision, but I will do my best to do everything in my power.”
Mims added that his only goal is to become a starting wide receiver.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case with Jet.
“Joe Douglas has always done the right thing by Denzel’s side,” Slavin said of the Jets general manager.