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Jets trade proposal sends former highly acclaimed choice to NFC North

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A common phrase in 2022 is “It is what it is”. A perfect way to summarize the current status of New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims.

After a promising first season that showed potential, the former Baylor product went downhill. So much so that he’s frozen in carbonite on the bench. He was a healthy scrape in week 1 and that’s not going to change any time soon.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox recently unveiled his Big Board for NFL trading in Week 2.

Mims was the No. 3 player on the list based on likelihood of being dealt sooner rather than later.

The first team mentioned in a potential trade proposal was the Green Bay Packers.

“The Packers would be a logical contender given their receiving struggles in Week 1. Rookie Christian Watson dropped a possible 75-yard touchdown on Green Bay’s opening drive, and a result there would have changed the early complexion of the game.

Could Mims be a more reliable target for Aaron Rodgers? To find out, it pays to get a late-round draft pick.”

The 24-year-old has emphatically said that he believes he’s a beginning wide receiver in this league and has proven that this offseason.

That wasn’t possible with the Jets because of their investment in the position. However, if you include Mims on a Packers offense who lacks a top option, perhaps he could realize his full potential with Aaron Rodgers throwing passes at him.

From a Jets trading standpoint, general manager Joe Douglas has refused to accept 50 cents on the dollar for his earlier second-round draft decision.

Corresponding Connor Hughes from SNY, the Jets are looking for a fourth-round pick and are willing to wait to get the prize they’re looking for.

Knox also listed another team that could be a logical landing spot for Mims, and that’s the Dallas Cowboys.

“According to Hughes, the Cowboys were among the teams that called about Mims, and Dallas is another reasonable target. Michael Gallup is still working his way back from a cruciate ligament tear and the Dallas receiving corps weren’t exactly great in Week 1 either.

Noah Brown led all Dallas players with 68 yards against Tampa. No other Cowboys wide receiver got 30 yards.”

In other words, it’s CeeDee Lamb and a bunch of other guys. Michael Gallup has just been ruled out for the Week 2 home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Depth is super questionable and Mims is a young wide receiver with potential.

In addition to the natural fit, Mims still has a home in Texas and was born and raised there. He grew up in Daingerfield, Texas, which is about two hours west of Dallas. Mims went to school in Baylor, also in Texas.

There is a lot of connective tissue and the cost of acquiring it is somewhat trivial. It was widely reported that a fourth-round draft pick would do the job, but so did a possible player-for-player trade.

The Jets have offensive tackle, safety, linebacker, and defensive tackle needs, to name a few. If the cowboys are willing to move a piece of roughly equal value, this could be a creative way to pull this off.

Depth is super questionable and Mims is a young wide receiver with potential.

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