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4 NY Jets who could be traded this offseason including Denzel Mims

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1. Denzel Mims, WR, NY Jets

This one is easily the most likely scenario on this list. Denzel Mims probably doesn't have much of a future with the Jets. The former second-round pick saw his stock plummet more than perhaps any player in the NFL in 2021.

Mims entered the summer looking to secure a starting job following a promising rookie season, but he quickly fell out of favor with the new coaching staff and even found himself as a healthy scratch early in the year.

Injuries would force Mims into the starting lineup, and it was only then that it became clear why the Jets were so hesitant to play him. Mims was a complete and utter liability in every possible way.

Poor wide receiver play often goes underappreciated by those watching at home, but make no mistake about it, Mims was about as bad of a football player as one could be this past season.

Mims' 51.3 Pro Football Focus receiving grade ranked dead last among all 119 qualified wide receivers. Despite being on the field for a whopping 112 snaps from Weeks 14-18, he failed to haul in a single catch on eight targets.

He consistently ran the wrong routes, was penalized for simple mental errors, struggled to gain any separation, and couldn't even catch the ball when it was thrown to him. He was quite literally the worst wide receiver in football.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where Mims is on the Jets' Week 1 roster barring a complete turnaround. That's why if a team comes calling this offseason with a late-round pick, I'd expect the Jets to take that offer and run.

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Perhaps Mims just needs a change of scenery, but after what the Jets saw this past season, they'll take anything they can get.

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