Jets are set to unleash WR Denzel Mims vs. Titans
Denzel Mims, an ex-Baylor wide receiver, makes a big play against Georgia in a college game.
The use, or lack thereof, of wide receiver Denzel Mims has been one of the most vexing issues for New York Jets fans.
On the surface, he seems to be a former second-round selection who had a promising rookie season. Despite the apparent hype train as we approach 2021, there have been much more questions than solutions.
He’s been a healthy scratch for the last two weeks, and his road to playing time seems to be lengthy and winding.
Although there are many bends and twists on the road that alter your fate in life. One of those instances occurred early in the game week, as the Jets prepared to move on from Week 3 to Week 4.
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Mims appeared to be stuck on the bench for the rest of his life, and there seemed to be no way out.
That is, until the Jets were again kissed by the injury bug.
At the conclusion of his news conference on Monday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh was asked whether this was the week we’d see more Mims action:
“We could definitely see Mims with Elijah Moore and Jamison [Crowder] up in the air. We can keep trying to carve out a position for him so he can contribute on the field.”
Moore sustained a concussion during the game against the Denver Broncos. When a beat writer informed Saleh that recovering from that in a week would be difficult, the head coach didn’t dismiss the suggestion.
Crowder has also been dealing with a groin ailment throughout the summer and has yet to play this season. After Saleh described him as “up in the air,” it’s uncertain whether he’ll make his Week 4 debut.
With all of those ailments, it seems like the former Baylor product may finally be able to play. Mims playing is still Mims playing, even if it is due to injury rather than the coaches making the choice openly, which is unfortunate.
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In Week 4, Mims will have a chance to play against the Tennessee Titans, but will he be able to retain it?
If the first game of the season is any indicator, he makes the most of his chances.
Only three snaps were taken by the second-year wideout, but he delivered with a 40-yard catch. Through three games this season, it is the Jets’ longest play from scrimmage (courtesy of Joe Caporoso of the Badlands feed).
The Jets are not only the NFL’s lowest-scoring club, but they’re also the only team in the league averaging less than ten points per game (6.7) during the first three weeks of the 2021 season.
Here are some more offensive categories they’re sucking in:
- Per game, 250 yards (third-worst in the league)
- The third worst passing offense in the league (average passing yards per game)
- The fourth-worst rushing attack (average rushing yards per game)
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is a kind of insanity. Will the addition of Mims to the starting lineup have any offensive implications? I’m not sure what they stand to gain, but what do they stand to lose?
Mims is tall (6-foot-3), quick (4.38 40-yard sprint), and a playmaker. If he is on the football field, he may assist Zach Wilson. At the absolute least, as a decoy, if not as a genuine red-zone danger and a big-bodied receiver outside the numbers who can make a difficult contested grab.
He can show the Jets’ brass on Sunday that he’s more than capable of becoming a major component in this passing offense. When he does, he should be able to earn some regular playing time in the future.
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