NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Saturday that the Jets have been receiving trade offers for Mims after the second-year wide receiver was a healthy scratch last week.
However, Garafolo indicated that the Jets have turned down all offers and that the organization still thinks very highly of Mims.
He hinted at a potential divide between how the coaching staff feels about Mims and how Joe Douglas and the front office feels. Garafolo suggested that while the coaching staff has been "hard on Mims," Douglas and the front office still believe him in.
That belief likely won't be enough to get him on the field this Sunday, however.
The NY Jets have turned down all trade offers for Denzel Mims
A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mims showed flashes as a rookie despite missing most of the summer and the first half of the season. He played in nine games hauling in 23 catches for 357 yards and was expected to be an important part of the offense going into 2021.
But it quickly became apparent in the summer that the new coaching staff wasn't nearly as high on him.
Now, Mims finds himself buried on the depth chart behind really every other wide receiver on the roster. At the moment, he's WR7 behind the likes of Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios, and even Jeff Smith.
Not exactly the scenario most fans were expecting this season.
Mims was active in Week 1 with Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole sidelined, but Cole returned in Week 2 leading Mims to be a healthy scratch.
It's highly likely that Mims is inactive again this week with Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur citing his inability to play all three wide receiver positions and contribute on special teams as the reasons.
Teams around the league know the talent that Mims has and are evidently trying to see if the Jets will bite. But Douglas and the Jets seem to still believe in the former Baylor star, despite his placement on the depth chart.
Keep an eye on Denzel Mims as we approach the trade deadline in a few weeks. He will likely continue to be the center of trade rumors barring an unexpected bump in playing time.