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Denzel Mims calls Philadelphia a “dirty ass, trash ass city”

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Tell us how you really feel.

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New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims didn’t exactly, uh, mince words when recently asked about his feelings about Philadelphia. Instagram account @phillybirdsonly caught a clip of Mims saying the following during a Call of Duty stream (hat tip to Philly Sports Network):

“I didn’t like that dirty ass, trash ass city.”

This sentiment hardly comes as a total shock considering what Mims previously said about the City of Brotherly Love back in April.

“I went [to Philly] with a couple teammates and my head coach [Matt Rhule]. We went up there and just spent a lot of time together. And the experience I had, I was very scared. I wasn’t familiar with the whole city and, um, it was a lot going on. You see a lot of people that look scary. And, you know, I’m not part of that, I don’t like that. I mean, I had a bad experience, you could say, going up there that first time. But I feel like if I go there more and if I get familiar with it, I’ll have a great time.”

There was a time when Mims was considered one of the most popular first-round options for the Eagles in the 2020 NFL Draft. Fan interest waned following his ... curious ... comments.

The Eagles clearly weren’t super interested in drafting Mims since they passed on him at No. 21 and No. 53 before he went off the board to the New York Jets at No. 59 overall. I imagine some might be less upset about the Birds passing on him now.

Trashing Philly is an interesting choice for Mims considering his team’s current general manager — Joe Douglas — experienced Super Bowl success as the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel. Not to mention how the Jets typically travel to Lincoln Financial Field for a preseason finale every other year, save for this unusual one.

Mims is fortunate that the Jets aren’t scheduled to play a regular season game in Philly again until like 2027. And who knows if he’ll even be on their roster or employed in the NFL at all by then.

One thing is for sure: Mims doesn’t like Philly. I think it’s safe to say the feeling is now mutual.