The NY Jets have received trade calls about wide receiver Denzel Mims dating back to September. And with only a few hours remaining until the trade deadline, it seems as though teams are calling again.
Brian Costello of the New York Post reported on Tuesday morning that the Jets had received calls, but that the answer from the team has been a consistent "no."
Despite other teams showing interest in the former second-round pick following his disappointing 2021 season to this point, the Jets clearly still believe in him.
Mims doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
The NY Jets don't want to trade Denzel Mims
It was first reported in late September that the Jets had been receiving offers for Mims. But even at that time, the Jets were very hesitant to move on.
A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mims put together a promising rookie season despite missing the first half of the year with an injury.
The 24-year-old finished with 23 catches for 357 yards and looked to build off that promising rookie campaign in 2021. Unfortunately, getting playing time has been a struggle for Mims.
Mims has been a healthy scratch in two of the Jets' seven games and has played more than 20 percent of offensive snaps just twice. However, it's worth noting that Mims is coming off a game in which he played 70 percent of offensive snaps — the most of any Jets wide receiver.
Corey Davis' absence obviously had a lot to do with that, but it's proof that Jets still believe in Mims' potential.
It seems rather unlikely that the team looks to move on from the former Baylor star after just 14 career games, especially given his natural talent and the potential he showed in college.
Teams see that Mims has fallen down the depth chart in New York, but just because they're calling, doesn't mean the Jets are actually looking to trade him.
Don't expect Denzel Mims to be traded at the deadline.