5 NY Jets veterans who may lose their job to younger players

Michael Carter and these other veterans could lose their jobs soon
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4. Denzel Mims, WR, NY Jets

It's been a rollercoaster of a three years for Denzel Mims with the New York Jets. The 2020 second-round pick flashed as a rookie and looked every part of a future building block following his inaugural NFL season.

Since his rookie campaign, however, Mims has managed just 19 catches for 319 yards in two full seasons. He's still looking for his first NFL touchdown as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.

Mims officially requested a trade from the Jets last summer, and despite receiving offers, the team never gave in to Mims' wishes. It's clear, though, that Mims doesn't really have a role on the team.

He's set to enter the summer as the sixth wide receiver on the Jets' depth chart, and it's far from a guarantee that he holds onto that spot. Mims was notably absent for most of OTAs for undisclosed reasons. In his absence, a number of younger receivers made waves.

The likes of Jason Brownlee, Xavier Gipson, Jerome Kapp, and Irvin Charles all received praise from the Jets' coaching staff and players, most notably Aaron Rodgers. They all developed all-important chemistry with Rodgers while Mims was nowhere to be found.

Mims is far from a lock to make the 53-man roster this summer, and some reports even suggest he's on the outside looking in. Even if the Jets opt to carry six wide receivers (which also isn't a guarantee), Mims might not make the cut.

Mims needs to prove that he deserves a spot on the Jets' roster this summer. If not, a younger receiver might just take his job.