5 players the NY Jets could trade before the 2023 season

The Jets could trade any of these five players this summer
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4. Denzel Mims, WR, NY Jets

Denzel Mims has been the subject of trade rumors for the better part of the last two years now. Could this summer finally be the time that he's traded? Better late than never, I suppose.

Mims finds himself firmly on the roster bubble entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2023. The former second-round pick has been buried on the depth chart ever since his somewhat promising rookie season a few years ago.

At the time of writing, Mims is penciled in as the sixth wide receiver on the depth chart, behind the likes of Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman, Corey Davis, and Randall Cobb.

There's no guarantee the Jets decide to carry six wide receivers, and even if they do, it's also far from a guarantee that Mims is that sixth receiver. Undrafted rookies Jason Brownlee, Xavier Gipson, and Jerome Kapp flashed in OTAs, while Mims was not in attendance for unknown reasons.

Mims might actually be on the outside looking in entering the summer, and given that he's set to be a free agent at the end of the year anyway, the Jets should explore any and all trade options regarding the former Baylor star.

The Jets did receive trade inquiries for Mims last summer following his trade request but reportedly balked at the idea after they didn't receive an offer that matched their hefty asking price of a fourth-round pick. It's safe to say no team is offering anything close to that this summer.

If the Jets can get anything at all for Mims, it's probably worth it. After all, he might not even be on the roster come Week 1, and it's hard to envision a scenario where he's with the team in 2024.