With the acquisition of Percy Harvin, the Jets have either landed a playmaker that can help stretch the field or a problem child that could be another stain on the Jets failing season.
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Percy Harvin is now wearing #16 for the New York Jets, and the Jets GM thinks he made a steal.
“This could be a potential coup for the Jets,” General Manager John Idzik said at a press conference today.
Harvin has the diverse skill set to significantly upgrade the Jets’ offense and special teams. But Harvin failed to live up to that billing with the Vikings and the Seahawks, with both teams ultimately deciding to cut him loose.
Idzik said the Jets have high standards, and that “acting like a Jet” will be a requirement of Harvin and everyone else, but the Jets believe Harvin has what it takes to improve their team. Idzik stressed that the Jets are still committed to developing their offense around quarterback Geno Smith, and bringing Harvin in gives Smith a big weapon.
The Jets acquired Harvin in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. The Jets will give up a conditional 2015 draft pick that is reportedly somewhere between a 6th and 4th round pick depending on playing time and roster presence.