Shawn Jefferson is seeing a hamstring injury for New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims as a learning opportunity, even if it might hurt the rookie’s development in the short-term.

Mims has been sidelined the past week with a hamstring injury, a serious blow to the reps needed for the second round pick to develop and grow. For Jefferson, the Jets wide receiver coach, the loss in time may be difficult for Mims’ progress both physically and in the playbook and yet, he sees an opportunity to make an impression on his talented wide receiver.

A lesson he thinks can transcend the immediate loss of reps on the field.

“That’s where the father/psychologist comes in as a coach,” Jefferson said on Thursday in a virtual press conference.

“At the same time, I have to be like ‘Hey, you have to be doing the things you need to be doing to

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