Denzel Mims is not thrilled he is one in all six receivers to make the New York Jets’ preliminary 53-man roster.
Sitting in a backup function, Mims lamented his little likelihood to earn a beginning gig after not enjoying a single snap with the first-team unit throughout preseason motion.
“I really feel like I already just about [proved it], from OTAs till now,” he mentioned, by way of ESPN. “I imply, they’re fairly set on who they need. … I really feel like, yeah, I really feel like [the coaches] have made their thoughts up, actually. However I really feel like I can change their thoughts on that. I really feel like I have been doing that. Their minds are fairly made up, although.”
Mims requested a commerce earlier than the membership’s third preseason recreation, then went out and had an explosive seven catches for 102 yards and a TD. However nothing has inched Mims any nearer to leapfrogging Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson or Braxton Berrios on the depth chart.
“After all, I’ll be pissed off that I am not enjoying with the starters, however I’ve bought to proceed to work,” Mims mentioned.
The previous second-round decide began doing particular groups to assist his worth, however that is not his finish purpose.
“I’ve no drawback enjoying particular groups, I do not in any respect, however I really feel like I am a beginning receiver,” he mentioned.
The Jets have little impetus to commerce Mims at this level. They might nonetheless ship him someplace up till the commerce deadline. If WR accidents mount, his worth may go up. Proper now, it is about as little as it might be.
Mims’ trustworthy feedback about his frustration degree might be learn as the start of a vocal maneuver to drive his manner out of New York. However Gang Inexperienced basic supervisor Joe Douglas is not frightened about Mims changing into a distraction and spun the commerce request as a optimistic.
“I would not say he needs to be elsewhere; he needs to play,” Douglas mentioned. “He needs to begin. Denzel could be very assured. He has voiced that, that he needs to be a starter. Finally, you need a workforce full of fellows that really feel like they need to be the No. 1 man.”
Mims is not the No. 1 man. He is not the No. 2, 3 or 4 man both. And that’s the challenge for the 24-year-old wideout getting into his third season.