Six receivers, including Denzel Mims, made the New York Jets’ initial 53-man roster. Mims bemoaned his slim chance of earning a starting position while playing in a backup position because he didn’t take part in a single preseason game with the first team.
He says, “I feel like I’ve already shown my worth. I think the coaches have decided what to do. However, I also think I can influence their decision. But their opinions are already quite formed.”
Prior to the team’s third preseason game, Mims made a trade request. After that, he had an impressive seven receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. On the depth chart, though, Mims has not gotten any closer to overtaking Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson, or Braxton Berrios. Mims said he won’t stop working, despite his frustration at not getting to play with the starters.