For those wondering if the Jets would make any trades in an effort to improve their offense this season, wonder no longer. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has been reportedly shipped to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick, per a source and reliable media reports. This is being widely reported across sports media, so assume that this is legit and the trade has been agreed upon.
Conditions of the trade are not immediately available. We will update you with the trade terms and conditions as they are released.
Percy Harvin has no more guaranteed money due to him after this season, though he’s to earn $41.5M over the next 4. A tryout for him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2014
The 2009 offensive rookie of the year was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings 22nd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft in spite of a positive marijuana test at the combine. The Seattle Seahawks traded for Harvin in exchange for 1st and 7th 2013 draft picks. Harvin is a 5-11 184lb 26 years old in the middle of his 7th year in the NFL. Harvin was healthy for one full season, and has never gone a full season as a starter in spite of lofty hopes for the former first round pick. Harvin never lived up to expectations for Seattle, and they appear to be cutting their losses instead of paying his 10 million dollar annual contract. Seattle ate about 8 million in dead money to make this happen.
Harvin has 22 receptions for 133 yards and an average of 6 yards per catch. His career stats are 303 receptions for 3,452 yards for an 11.4 average with 20 touchdowns. Harvin is also frequently utilized as a running option, with 118 attempts for 775 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns, and 8 fumbles with 5 of them lost.
This move has John Idzik's fingerprints all over it. What do you think? Good move? Bad move? Too little, too late? Do you think Harvin will help the team?