Denzel Mims Trade Request

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule made the big jump from the college ranks to the NFL, and he's brought in several familiar faces to help him over the past two seasons.

Quarterback P.J. Walker, wide receiver Robbie Anderson & pass-rusher Haason Reddick are a few players Rhule coached in college who have played for the Panthers, & another one could be on the way.

The Panthers have called about New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims, according to The Athletic. Rhule has had his eye on his former college wideout for about a year now.

Mims caught 182 passes for 2,901 yards and 28 touchdowns in three seasons at Baylor with Rhule as his head coach, which led to him being a second-round pick of the Jets in 2020.

"It's just time," Ron Slavin said in a statement. "Denzel tried in good faith, but it's clear he does not have a future with the Jets. Denzel vowed to come back better than ever this season.

And he worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given no opportunities with the starting offense to get in a groove with them. 

"We feel at this point a trade is our only option, since the Jets have told us repeatedly they will not release him."