Lions, Jets trade comes with 1 unique stipulation

Denzel Mims #11 of the New York Jets during the third quarter of a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 14, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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No team in the NFL made more headlines during the offseason than the New York Jets, and that trend continued this week when the iconic franchise made an unexpected trade.

The thing everyone keeps talking about when mentioning the Jets and the team’s chances of competing next season is the team’s offensive firepower, with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers adding a much-needed dynamic to the team.

With Rodgers under center, the Jets have wide receivers Garrett Wilson, Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Mekolay Hardman downfield, making it tough for anyone else to break into the roster at that position.

This apparently prompted the team to trade wide receiver Denzel Mims to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a draft pick in 2025, but there is a condition.

According to Arie Meirov, the Mims would have to make a 53-man roster, or else the selection would not be exchanged.

Mims was considered a promising young receiver out of Baylor University, the Jets drafted him in the second round with the 59th overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Unfortunately, Mims has only caught 42 passes for 676 yards and zero touchdowns during that time, which is not what a team wants from a second-round pick at a skill position.

With the Jets in win-now mode, New York hasn’t had time to groom a player like Mims to reach his potential, which makes Detroit an ideal destination for him as it could be just what he needs to unlock his skills.

Garrett Wilson is already discussing the Jets’ Super Bowl win