Seems like star wide receiver Denzel Mims will find a new franchise.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, on Wednesday night, the AFC member New York Jets finalized a trade for former Baylor Bears’ wide receiver Denzel Mims and a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Detroit Lions for a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick. However, this trade news was first reported by Connor Hughes of SNY TV.
As per the reports, the Jets personally informed wide receiver Denzel Mims about their plans to release him if the team could not find a trade for him. Now there is a hope-giving Denzel Mims some extra time spent in the NFL and the Lions get some extra depth at the wide receiver position.
Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams is suspended from the league for the first six games of the regular season because of violating the league’s gambling policy. So, the team is currently in need of a new addition to their roster.
Denzel Mims enter the NFL in 2020, when he was drafted by the Jets as the No. 59 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Mims only had 42 receptions for 676 yards and did not record a score during his career with the Jets. His longest reception was only 63 yards.
Last season, Mims requested a trade from the Jets in August, but the team did not give him the opportunity and played in 10 games tallying 11 catches for 186 yards with zero touchdowns.
Mims started playing football during his high school days where he played as wide receiver and safety. Later he committed to Baylor University where he played for the Baylor Bears. In his senior year, he recorded 66 receptions for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns in a total of 13 games. He also played in the 2020 Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs, where he finished with five receptions for 75 yards with one touchdown but they were defeated by the Bulldogs with a score of 26-14.
The Lions already have Amon-Ra St. Brown and Marvin Jones Jr. on their roster to support the team. However, the team will now have some extra backup until Williams is returned.