Denzel Mims has been a healthy scratch for the New York Jets for the past two weeks. However, it appears that the second-year wide receiver will finally get his chance to show what he’s capable of this weekend. The Jets’ coaching staff wanted Mims to improve on special teams, so he has been inactive for the last two games. Naturally, the fans in New York were dissatisfied with the decision. After watching the offense struggle in back-to-back games, the Jets have decided that Mims will start this weekend against the Tennessee Titans. Mims will play this Sunday, according to Jets head coach Robert Saleh, who told reporters, “He’s going to get some opportunities.” ”
#Jets coach Robert Saleh tells reporters that former 2nd round pick Denzel Mims will be active this week. “He’s going to get some opportunities.” He has one catch for 40 yards on the season, but has been inactive the last few games. Up Sunday, though.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 1, 2021
The Jets will be without rookie Elijah Moore this weekend due to a concussion, but veteran slot receiver Jamison Crowder is expected to return. It was only a matter of time before Mims was back in the lineup.
That’s why, according to reports, the Jets turned down trade offers for the former second-round pick earlier this month.
In his rookie season, Mims had 23 receptions for 357 yards. There was some hope that he would have a breakout season this fall, but he spent the majority of September on the bench.
In his only game this season, Mims had a 40-yard reception. This Sunday, against Tennessee, New York will rely on the Baylor product to make some explosive passes. Nokia News