Seattle Seahawks Trade away WR Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.
“I smell a rat,” said a Jets source about the Seahawks trading away such a talent in his prime.
Locker room poison, anger management problems this is not Santanio Holmes; Welcome Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.
It’s the trade between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Jets for 5′ – 9″ 189# wide receiver Percy Harvin.
The Jets are giving the Seahawks a conditional mid-round (2nd~5th) draft pick in the 2015 .
The Jets, cut David Nelson, the WR picked up from Buffalo in oct. 2013.
Harvin had six touches for minus-1 yard in a loss to the Cowboys last week.
Reports say he refused to re-enter the game when told to by Seattle’s HC coach Pete Carrol.
“I really have no feeling on it,” Harvin told reporters this week about his diminished role. “I’m just staying within the offense. When my number is called I’m trying to do it to the best of my ability. When I don’t have the ball, just try and affect the game in the same way.”
Percy Harvin has an extensive injury history: Percy Harvin’s complete injury history revealed here.
“He’s just a time bomb,” a NFL source told The Times, describing Harvin as “too moody.”
The Jets made the deal for the Seattle wide receiver to try and stretch defenses but Harvin not been much of a threat in 2014.
QB turned analyst, Warren Moon: he’s a dynamic player who takes pressure off Eric Decker.
He’s a very sensitive guy, you have to know how to use him.
He’s 100 mph, All the time, if he’s healthy he’s going to give you his all.
NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported that Harvin was involved in multiple physical altercations over the last year, including one with fellow Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate prior to last year’s Super Bowl. On the other hand, Mehta notes that Nelson was “pure class in (the) Jets locker room. A true pro.”
This adds to the Eric Decker equation. Now the Jets will have a receiving threat on each side to pair with the tight end duo of Jeff Cumberland and Jace Amaro.
Locker room problem with anger management and trust issues – yes please.
“Nothing we’ve seen from Marty Mornhinweg suggests the Jets coordinator will be able to crack a code that stymied Bevell [in Seattle], but adding Harvin to the mix gives New York a better chance to evaluate quarterback Geno Smith before an offseason that promises plenty of changes in Gotham”. NFL.com
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport commented that Harvin would create problems for the Jets up coming opponents;
“Plus, on the field, he’s a player you have to game-plan for every single game. He’s not like any other player, he’s a slot receiver, he’s a running back, he’s all sorts of things. And for [Seattle] offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, getting him involved in the game was something that was not always easy.”
Harvin is still due $41.5 million
Harvin isn’t guaranteed any money beyond $7.1 million in 2014, according to spotrac.com Harvin is under contract through 2018. Harvin is due $10.5 million, $9.9 million, $9.9 million and $11.2 million over the next four seasons.
None of which is guaranteed after this year’s $11 obligation.
Harvin has nine remaining games to prove to the Jets and their second year general manager John Idzik that he’s worth that kind of contract.
Many find it hard to believe that Idzik would make such a deal with all his “it has to feel right for both sides” banter.
For the Jets who had close to $ 21 million in reserves, it’s hard to believe that Idzik would spent half that on one player.
Reasoning? The Jets are giving quarterback Geno Smith all the weapons he’ll ever need. Now it’s up to him too start winning games.
If Geno Smith fails with these weapons around him, it’s a sure bet the Jets will be in the market for a QB come draft day in Chicago.
NFL-Around the league named the loser in the trade:
“John Schneider: We give the Seahawks general manager credit for cutting his losses. That’s what great teams do. With that said, Seattle spent a lot of money and valuable draft picks on eight games from Harvin. This trade was essentially admitting a mistake.”
Will John Idzik have to admit the same down the road?
From N.Y.Daily news:
Idzik’s string of suspect personnel decisions in his first 20 months on the job has drawn the ire of a fan base smart enough to realize that the GM did a poor job helping his head coach after an eight-win season.
Idzik’s move for the talented, but troubled player is reminiscent of Tannenbaum’s deals for Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards in recent years, but the timing of this trade is highly curious.
Why did the 26-year-old electric player fall so quickly out of favor with the Super Bowl champions less than two years after they gave up a first-round pick and signed him to a blockbuster six-year, $67 million contract? An NFL.com report surfaced Friday night that Harvin had some issues in the Seattle locker room and that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had trouble integrating him into weekly game plans. (Remember, Idzik cut bait with Holmes, a perennial All-Pro headache, in the offseason.)