Percy Harvin is still only 26 years old and one of the most explosive players in all of the NFL. The speedy receiver can also play running back and is one of the best return men in the league. The Jets got one of the most dangerous players for what at the most is a 4th round pick. After this season Harvin has no more guaranteed money on his deal, meaning if he does not gel with the Jets they could cut him and not be on the hook for a thing. If they choose to part ways after these nine games, the pick going to Seattle would become a sixth. If they choose to keep him, they get a true weapon for their offense. From a financial standpoint, this trade was great for John Idzik.
From a football view, this also makes so much sense for the Jets. A lot of the talk around this team is that they have no weapons on offense. They just added a guy who can bring so much. He is a vertical threat and a threat out of the backfield. He will make Jace Amaro and Eric Decker so much more effective in the passing game because teams will need to pay a lot of attention to Harvin. The Jets second year quarterback also benefits from this. These nine games will really determine if Geno Smith is back under center for the Jets next year, and getting Harvin should help him play well.
This trade is not for this year. The Jets know their 1-6 and their playoff chances are doubtful. This is a move that will make them a better football team for the long-run. If any head coach can deal with a head-case it's Rex Ryan, as he handled Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes in the past few years. There is no way you can call this a bad move for the Jets.