Jets WR Denzel Mims shines in preseason finale after commerce request: ‘I am hungry’

After making a commerce request final week, New York Jets receiver Denzel Mims went out and scored the primary landing of his profession — preseason or common season — towards the New York Giants.

Mims caught seven of eight targets for 102 yards and a fourth-quarter landing in Gang Inexperienced’s win.

“I am hungry,” he mentioned, through the New York Submit. “I simply needed to go on the market and present everybody what I can do.”

Whereas a preseason efficiency towards Giants backups is not going to persuade a staff to fork over something of worth for the disgruntled receiver, it is higher than if Mims had laid an unsightly egg towards gamers who’re prone to be minimize within the subsequent two days.

Mims’ agent requested a commerce on his consumer’s behalf final week, noting that it wasn’t understanding with the previous second-round decide in New York. However coach Robert Saleh insisted the fence could possibly be mended between the events.

After the sport, Saleh famous Mims is “one in all our greatest six receivers, and he’ll be right here so far as I am involved.” Sadly, the six-WR set is not within the Jets’ playbook.

Mims is buried behind Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios and first-round rookie Garrett Wilson with little alternative to leapfrog right into a glut of enjoying time barring substantial accidents.

Requested Sunday if he needed to stay with the Jets, Mims responded: “I like the Jets, I like being right here. I haven’t got no drawback with the Jets.”

Pressed about his relationship with Saleh, Mims reportedly paused earlier than including: “That is my coach. I acquired nothing however respect for him.”

The Jets do not need to rush Mims off the roster even with last cuts coming this week. They might simply maintain the 24-year-old as a depth choice into the season — even when that miffs the wideout — and wait to see if accidents with one other membership mount earlier than the Nov. 1 commerce deadline.