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Disgruntled Receiver: Seahawks Predicted to Enter Trade Race

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Denzel Mims, a wide receiver, might be traded to the Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks might be searching for a young, athletic receiver.

Wide receiver Denzel Mims of the New York Jets could potentially join the Seahawks, according to Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox. The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle are the two teams thought to be the “best” fits for the 24-year-old receiver. Just before the end of the preseason, Mims asked the Jets for a trade.

The Seahawks might take a “flier” on the displeased receiver, according to Knox.

The Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings appear to be Mims’ two most sensible landing spots, according to Knox.

As we’ve already mentioned, Seattle might be eager to try out a young player who hasn’t had much success elsewhere.

Mims is Buried on Jets’ Depth Chart

Knox refers to Mims as a former second-round draft pick who simply “panned out.” In his first two seasons, the third-year receiver has just 31 receptions for 490 yards and no touchdown receptions to his credit.

Given how crowded the Jets’ receiver situation is, things won’t get any better for Mims this season. Starting receivers Elijah Moore and Corey Davis, as well as first-round rookie pick Garrett Wilson, are listed above Mims on the depth chart.

Regarding Mims’ request for a trade, his agent, Ron Slavin, said: “It’s just time” (according to NFL Media). Denzel made an honest effort, but it is obvious that he will not be playing for the Jets in the future. Denzel vowed to return this season stronger than ever, and he put in a lot of effort during the offseason to fulfill that promise. However, he hasn’t been given any chances to settle in with the starting offense.

Just after submitting his trade request, Mims led all receivers with seven catches for 102 yards and one touchdown in his final preseason game against the New York Giants. He did not, however, participate in the offensive first team.

Mims could be an asset to the Seahawks given his speed (4.38 40-yard dash at the NFL combine back in 2020) and the possibility that Seattle lacks a slot receiver. Freddie Swain was recently released by the Seahawks during the 53-man roster cuts.

Seahawks Previously Showed Interest in Mims Trade

Seattle and three other teams had previously spoken with the Jets about a potential trade for Mims, according to Connor Hughes of SNY TV.

According to sources speaking with SNYtv, the Panthers, Vikings, Cowboys, and Seahawks have all approached the Jets about trading for wide receiver Denzel Mims. “A fourth-round pick was the Jets’ asking price. The Jets kept Mims because no team was willing to make that offer.

Knox contends that if Mims continues to be a non-factor for the Jets this season, the demand for a fourth-round draft pick might be reduced.

As the regular season approaches, Knox predicts that the situation could change significantly if it is simply a matter of compensation. “That fourth-round price tag might not seem so steep if teams find themselves in dire need of receiver assistance. In the meantime, if Mims continues to be an offensive non-factor, the Jets may lower their asking price.

Given that the Seahawks are sort of rebuilding, trading a later-round pick for a playmaker like Mims could be profitable in the future.

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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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