Ravens should call the Jets about a Denzel Mims trade

Denzel Mims, Ravens (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Denzel Mims, Ravens (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens could still use extra wide receiver depth in 2022, and they could opt for a more creative solution by checking out New York Jets’ Denzel Mims.

Last week, Mims reportedly requested a trade from the Jets, though New York doesn’t seem like they’re going to give Mims that option. Jets head coach Robert Saleh has since stated that Mims will remain on the team for the upcoming season, but it doesn’t hurt for Baltimore to give New York a call.

Mims just recorded his best preseason game of 2022 against the Giants, posting a team-high seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. The Jets have plenty of young talent at the wide receiver position, and in truth, the same could be said for the Ravens.

If the Ravens want an extra layer of insurance, however, Denzel Mims poses as the best potentially available wideout right now, and the Ravens will have to act fast.

Ravens can boost wide receiver unit with Jets’ Denzel Mims in 2022

The former 2020 second-rounder shouldn’t come at an egregious cost, especially given his history of inconsistent performances. Mims showed promise in his rookie year in New York with 23 catches for 357 yards, but since then, Mims has recorded just eight catches for 133 yards.

Based on training camp and preseason reps, Mims appears firmly out of the Jets’ starting rotation and understandably wants a change of scenery.

He’s been working hard all offseason to get back into game-ready shape and certainly looked the part of an elite receiver against the Giants on Sunday.

Mims isn’t exactly going to overtake Rashod Bateman for the WR1 role, but he could develop into a more productive member of the receiver corps than James Proche and Devin Duvernay, two unproven talents like himself.

The Ravens recently signed Demarcus Robinson for wideout depth, yet the position still doesn’t feel adequately addressed heading into the regular season.

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If Baltimore and New York can agree on a price, and if Denzel Mims is dead set on leaving, the Ravens may suddenly have another capable pass-catcher to add to their arsenal in 2022.