The New York Jets Acquire Percy Harvin in a Trade With the Seahawks


The latest New York Jets flight will experience significant turbulence. New York Jets’ GM John Idzik has pressed the panic button. With the team floundering at 1-6, the New York Jets have acquired Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks in a stunning trade. Jay Glazer of FoxSports broke the news on Friday. Gang Green has sent a conditional draft pick to the Seahawks for the dynamic playmaker from the University of Florida. On the one hand, you applaud the organization for finding a creative way to acquire an impact offensive playmaker. But on the other, we need to ask ourselves. Why has Percy Harvin been let go from two teams in less than three years? This trade by the Jets for Percy Harvin is ripe for disastrous results.

Harvin’s 2014 campaign has been a roller coaster ride. While Seattle spent much of the offseason tweaking its playbook to incorporate Harvin’s unique skills, it didn’t pay dividends. Half of Harvin’s 22 grabs coming behind the line of scrimmage. His six yards per haul marks the lowest average of any NFL wideout with at least five catches. Still, Harvin brings a serious jolt of talent to New York’s offense, draping the attack with a proven playmaker to pair alongside wide receiver Eric Decker.

Harvin On A No-Fly List

Harvin is a game-changer, but with his immense talent comes a lot of drama. F&TS’ Mike Hunt and the New York Daily News both reported that Harvin had worn out his welcome in Seattle. He’s become a cancer in the Seahawks’ locker room and he did not get along with his Seattle teammates. Harvin’s anger management issues have followed him from the Minnesota Vikings to the Pacific northwest.


Harvin allegedly had an altercation with fellow receiver Golden Tate leading up to the Super Bowl last February. Tate ended up with a black eye. Then there was this year’s game against the Dallas Cowboys when Harvin was ineffective and refused to re-enter the game in the 4th quarter. In the preseason, the Seattle Times reported Harvin and teammate Doug Baldwin were involved in a fight that resulted in a gash on Baldwin’s chin. Both players were excused from practice that week.

During his tenure in Minnesota, Harvin got into altercations with head coaches Brad Childress and Leslie Frazier. Plus he has tested positive for marijuana on two separate occasions. The Jets need another prima donna receiver on the roster like a fat kid needs another slice of pie. Do these names sound familiar, Keyshawn Johnson, Braylon Edwards, or Santonio Holmes? We won’t be surprised when the Harvin move blows up in Gang Green’s face. Fantasy football owners should proceed with caution.