At this point in time, Denzel Mims and his agent have made it official that he wants to be traded from the NY Jets to another team where he can thrive. The Jets don't have to honor this request but make no mistake about it, general manager Joe Douglas will do his best to work some magic in getting something of fair value back if he ends up trading Mims before the start of the regular season.
Numerous teams have likely reached out to the Jets since the potential is there as it seems all Mims needs is an opportunity to get first-team reps to show what he is capable of. It's no secret that things haven't worked out between Mims and the Jets as so far with the team in two seasons, he's only totaled 31 receptions, 490 receiving yards, and has failed to score a single touchdown.
It's not all on Mims as no doubt, the Jets have been a hot mess over the past few years limiting his ability to get the job done thanks to working with different quarterbacks, offensive coordinators, and even different offensive schemes. The Jets haven't had consistency at all so it makes sense as to why other teams might be willing to bring him into a more established and consistent offensive system to see if he can be a hidden gem in the rough.
The Carolina Panthers would be the ideal trade partner for Denzel Mims
As of right now, if one had to predict where Mims would ultimately get traded to, it would be the Carolina Panthers. As per Joe Person of The Athletic via Twitter, he confirmed that the Panthers have already called Douglas to inquire about what it would take to make a trade for Mims. This makes a ton of sense since he would be reunited with his old head coach Matt Rhule back when they were at Baylor.
At Baylor under Rhule, Mims was an absolute stud as he had two 1,000+ yard receiving seasons and was truly a force to reckon with. Sometimes a case of "right player, wrong team" can hit a player such as Mims where it's just a matter of finding the right team, system, and coaches to be a successful wide receiver in the NFL.
At any rate, Mims to the Panthers would be the ideal situation and if Douglas can get a late-round draft pick to make it happen, that would be best for both sides. Mims would get an opportunity to prove his worth on a new team and Douglas would have more draft capital to work with next offseason.
Sometimes, these things happen and it's not anyone's fault in the grand scheme of things. Here's hoping Mims gets his wish to be traded, the Jets get a decent late-round pick in exchange, and everyone moves on to better days ahead.