NY Jets: 5 players that could be traded at the deadline

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Denzel Mims
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3. Denzel Mims, WR, NY Jets

Now we get into the players who actually have a semi-realistic chance of getting traded. Denzel Mims isn't a player many would like to see on this list, but trade rumors have been floated around for a reason.

Mims' story has been well told this season. The former second-round pick entered the spring looking to lock down a starting spot opposite Corey Davis in the Jets' new-look receiving corps, only to find himself plummeting down the depth chart.

This season, he's made far more headlines for his inactive status on Sundays than for his play on the field. He just isn't getting snaps, and if the Jets don't plan to use him, other teams certainly will.

That's why the Jets have reportedly been receiving trade calls for Mims, only to turn prospective teams away. Per reports, Joe Douglas isn't looking to trade Mims and still sees him as a part of the future.

But Douglas can't force the Jets' coaching staff to play Mims, or at least that's not something he's going to do. If a team comes calling with an enticing enough offer, he might just jump at the opportunity.

The Jets should not trade Denzel Mims. It doesn't make sense to given the direction of the organization and the promise that Mims showed both in college and as a rookie.

Find ways to get him involved in the offense in the second half of the season. That should be the Jets' plan.

Unfortunately, however, it won't come as a shock if he's ultimately traded instead.