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Percy Harvin Is A Season-Changing Trade For The New York Jets

Percy Harvin Is A Season-Changing Trade For The New York Jets

Percy Harvin is traded from the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks – to the New York Jets.

Yep, you just read that.

By Mattis Holt – @matrixholt

And it’s a shocking one in many ways.

First of all, Percy was traded to the Seahawks only 19 months ago. For a first, third and seventh draft pick over two years. The price the Jets had to pay was .. well, literally nothing. A conditional mid-round draft pick can be valuable, but probably not.

So why are the Seahawks doing this? Well, he hasn’t done much for the money he earns. He was the ninth best-paid wide receiver in the league, and has only played eight games for Seattle – being injured half the time. However, Russell Wilson is losing a very important weapon. Not only as a receiver, but as a running back/decoy. The Washington game showed how valuable Harvin is, and he gave Wilson the opportunity to run the ball himself. And Harvin did score three touchdowns, even though all three were called back because of penalties in the offensive line.

In other words: Rex Ryan and the New York Jets should be very, very, very happy about bringing this guy in. After the tough loss to the Patroits, they really needed something like this. With Harvin, Jets can open up defenses and give Geno Smith the opportunities and time he needs. It’s difficult for a receiver to come to a new team mid-season – but I think it will have an immediate effect. And if it doesn’t, Jets can cut him after the season. It’s a win-win situation for Ryan and the Jets.

As for Percy himself, I think he will fit right into a team like the Jets. He’s probably going to get more snaps than he did in Seattle, and he could be a real threat out of the backfield as well. I’m looking forward to the Jets jet sweep.

They’re 1–6 right now (should’ve been 2–5, as the Patriots were lucky on Thursday night), but I think their season will change with the addition of Harvin. I’m guessing that Smith and Harvin will take the Jets to about 5-6 wins. Not good – but better than 1–15.

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