Jets Swing Trade For Wide Receiver Percy Harvin
The Seattle Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin a year ago to make a difference for their team. It turns out whatever impact he has made wasn’t big enough.
Per FOX Sports‘ Jay Glazer via Twitter, the Seahawks have sent their star wide receiver packing to the New York Jets for what will end up being a mid-round future draft pick.
On paper Harvin isn’t a massive loss, as Seattle is a run-first offense and he has just 22 receptions and one touchdown on the season. However, Harvin provided elite versatility and a big play threat that the Seahawks otherwise were sorely lacking.
With Harvin gone, the ‘Hawks will turn to Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin as their starters. On the bright side, the move does save Seattle some money and they can also see what they have in rookie speedster, Paul Richardson.
Harvin in the Big Apple
New York is 1-6 after losing their sixth straight game on Thursday night, so this may be a move that happened far too late to save their season. Still, the Jets really only had Eric Decker as a weapon in their passing game, so it’s possible they just went out and got Geno Smith another legit weapon to give him every chance possible to succeed over the course of the remainder of the 2014 season.
Landing Harvin doesn’t guarantee anything for the Jets, but their odds of making a serious run at the playoffs certainly couldn’t have been hurt by the move.
Seahawks Super Bowl Odds
While the trade does seem to make some sense for both sides, it could be a talent and morale hit the Seahawks underestimate at the moment. Suddenly an offense that had an explosive x-factor at it’s disposal will now be relying on fairly average talent, as well as a rookie receiver. Does this negatively impact Seattle’s 6/1 odds to repeat as Super Bowl champs? It certainly can’t help.
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