Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL on Friday when it was revealed the Super Bowl champions had traded star wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, according to reports.
Harvin has had somewhat of a disappointing season for the Seahawks after he starred for Seattle in Super Bowl XVLIII in a dominant 43-8 defeat of the Denver Broncos.
Seattle are likely to pick up a mid-round pick for Harvin, which will be between rounds 1 to 6, depending on which reports you believe.
The move is quite a devastating one for Harvin. Back in February he played a key role in a Seahawks side that embarrassed the Broncos, as he dominated in the run game and scored an epic 97-yard kick return.
Trade makes sense
The trade is an excellent one for both the Jets and the Seahawks if you see it from their points of view.
Seattle will be glad to get a player of a high salary off their books at the end of the day. Despite his stellar play in big moments, he has been far too inconsistent for the World Champions, both because of his play and the injuries he's suffered over the years. The Seahawks have done pretty well to sell high in this situation.
But the deal also makes good sense for the Jets. Although he is an injury prone player and a bit of a unpredictable talent, the Jets are in serious need of a playmaker, and you can't deny that he's got those skills in abundance.
Bad times for Percy
However, whether Percy Harvin is even happy about being traded to the Jets remains to be seen. Harvin will have to go from the home comforts of a championship winning time to the hellish scenes at the Jets, who have suffered six devastating defeats on the bounce and have a head coach and starting quarterback, Rex Ryan and Geno Smith respectively, clinging onto their jobs for dear life.
Good luck with that Percy...