Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims was selected in the second round in 2020, but his first two seasons didn’t go as everyone on the team had hoped.
Mims struggled with injuries and illness during his first two seasons, but he was also healthy, catching 31 passes for 490 yards in his 20 regular season games. He had no health issues this offseason and received compliments from head coach Robert Saleh for how hard he worked this offseason.
Mims has confirmed a new approach to preparing for this season as he tries to reach his goal of being the starting wide receiver.
“Oh, most definitely,” Mims said via the team’s website. “Last year, due to illness, I was unable to return to where I was before. I have been working like crazy in the offseason to prepare for this season. I feel like I grew up in every area as a receiver, worked my hardest, catching everything I could and become the best receiver I can, and even with my health, eat everything right. I’m just trying to do things right.”
FROM Elijah Moore, Corey Davisand first round pick Garrett Wilson at hand, starting work may not be in Mims’ near future. However, gaining the role of a participant at any level should increase the chances that it will become a reality at some point in the future, and it will be an important step in the right direction for the masses.