Percy Harvin Traded To Jets For Conditional Draft Pick

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014 | 0

Percy Harvin

The Seattle Seahawks appeared glad to finally have wide receiver Percy Harvin back in the lineup after he missed almost all of the 2013 regular season with a hip injury.

The electric playmaker returned to action in the playoffs and made an indelible mark on Seattle’s Super Bowl victory by returning the second half kickoff for a touchdown to extend the Seahawks’ lead.

He was yet to truly break out as a receiver for the team, but apparently they didn’t want to pay his high price tag. FOX Sport’s Jay Glazer just reported that the Seahawks have traded Harvin to the receiver-starved New York Jets for a conditional draft pick:

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport soon reported that the pick will apparently be a mid-round selection:

Harvin, who had yet to top more than 50 yards receiving in a game this season ( although he did incredibly have three touchdowns called back by penalties in Week 5). Harvin may not be owed anymore guaranteed money this year, but he is owed a pricey $41.5 million over the next four years on his contract:

Rapoport also said the Seahawks had reportedly been shopping Harvin for a few weeks:

So the Jets finally have the aerial weapon that they’ve needed so badly for second-year quarterback Geno Smith. Harvin will join free-agent signee Eric Decker as part of a potentially dangerous wide receiver tandem, but as always, he comes with a price.

He was listed as questionable for the Seahawks this week, and he’s notoriously missed more games than he has played in recent years. With Decker hampered by a hamstring injury, will the Jets’ high-priced wideouts stay on the field long enough to earn their keep?

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