The New York Jets are open to trading wide receiver Denzel Mims for the right price, according to a multitude of reports.
Earlier this week, the former Baylor product made public his stance that he’d rather move sooner rather than later. That has led to a lot of speculation as to where he could possibly end up.
A team has emerged from the pack that makes a lot of sense for both sides.
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The people of Sportsnaut listed the Green Bay Packers as the ideal landing spot for Mims to trade over this off-season.
It makes sense because there were a lot of Packers analysts in the original build of the 2020 NFL draft that got him hooked to the team as a natural complement.
This would immediately provide a top target for the Green Bay passing attack led by Superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
With the Jets, Mims is buried on the depth chart and realistically would only get a handful of offensive snaps a week at best this season. In Green Bay, however, there is a much clearer path to playtime.
Another reason why this trade might come into play is the overall connective tissue between the two organizations.
Mike LaFleur, the Jets’ offensive coordinator, is the younger brother of Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur. Additionally, Gang Green head coach Robert Saleh is best friends with the elder LaFleur.
Teams often do business with other teams they are familiar with, and there is plenty of that.
Now there’s always a chance the Jets will flip Mims for a late threesome as suggested in the Sportsnaut deal. However, the green-whites will likely seek a player-vs-player trade to maximize value.
If that’s the case, one player the Jets liked in the run-up to the 2022 NFL draft is UCLA offensive lineman Sean Rhyan. I’ll admit that it’s rare for a team to trade a rookie in their very first season, especially one won in the third round.
Although there was one few recent examples of it happened.
The Jets need depth on their offensive line, and if they can flip a bench-dedicated receiver to land one, they will. The Jets may need to make another pick to complete this deal, but that should be a risk the team is willing to take.
Just one way to find out
There’s a large segment of the internet that believes Mims was simply abused by the Jets during his tenure. These people believe that if the former Baylor product was in the right situation, it would explode and reach its full potential.
The only way to see if that’s true is to deliver Mims to a team that has a proven quarterback and ample opportunity.
The packers have now entered the chat.
Rodgers lost Davante Adams, one of the best wide receivers in football, this offseason, and they haven’t done much to replace him. If Mims went to the NFC North, there’s a good chance he’ll become a top target in Green Bay.
For better or for worse, we would have clarity on all the conspiracy theories on the internet. If Mims blows up with the Packers, we know the Jets may have screwed the pooch. However, if he continues to show inconsistencies and flops, we know Mims just can’t crack it.
If he can’t come up with a four-time NFL MVP to throw the ball at him, he’ll never make it to the pros.
There are many teams this offseason who have either had wide receiver injuries or need upgrades who have good quarterback situations:
- Dallas Cowboys
- Denver Broncos
- Aforesaid packers
There shouldn’t be a shortage of applicants for Mim’s services, but we’ll have to wait and see who’s willing to pay the iron price to land the talented wideout.
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