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Brandon Marshall trade means Jets will jettison Percy Harvin

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The news that the Jets have traded for wide receiver Brandon Marshall surely means that Percy Harvin is on the way out.

Harvin, who arrived in New York via a trade with the Seahawks last year, carries a 2015 cap hit of $10.5 million. There’s no way the Jets, who already have Eric Decker at a cap hit of $6.5 million and have now added Marshall at a cap hit of $7.7 million, are going to keep Harvin at that price.

The Jets will likely explore trading Harvin, although it’s hard to see why any team would give anything up to get him when they know he’ll be released soon enough. And the Jets can’t wait too long to send Harvin packing because of the way their trade with the Seahawks was structured: If Harvin is still on the Jets’ roster on March 19, the Jets owe the Seahawks a fourth-round draft pick. If Harvin is not on the roster on March 19, the Jets only owe the Seahawks a sixth-round draft pick.

So expect to see Harvin, who started his career in Minnesota before going to Seattle and then New York, with a fourth team next season.

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  1. bhinrichs9 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:14 PM

    He is going to have to find a one year prove it deal. This will anger Percy and possibly give him a headache.

  2. grogansheroes says: Mar 6, 2015 12:15 PM

    At least he won’t have to fly to NY every week to do Inside the NFL.

  3. chargerdillon says: Mar 6, 2015 12:15 PM

    Percy has now ego’d himself out of 3 locker rooms.

    Can you say future Raider?

  4. pioniere says: Mar 6, 2015 12:16 PM

    Waste of roster space.

  5. leatherface2012 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:16 PM

    TRADE HIM TO CHICAGO

  6. jmonty1102 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:17 PM

    One migraine for another

  7. snowlock2013 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:18 PM

    Hopefully wherever Harvin goes, Ponder winds up there. #Karma.

  8. coldwater32301 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM

    Give Geno some weapons and he should have an above productive year especially if he gets his work in with the guys early… already the Jets are looking like they are serous about winning offense looks better already… Indeed…

  9. whiteknightblackheart says: Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM

    Would love to see the Jets get the Browns 5th for him.

  10. jagsfan1 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM

    I wonder Seattle still had him would he have changed the Super Bowl against NE?

    They would have had to respect his explosiveness and speed and it might have been a different story.

  11. miriam45 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM

    Maybe now we someone to replace Carmelo Anthony’s picture evreyday in the NYPost

  12. vesh31 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:20 PM

    You go from one ego to another no change really

  13. nyj1979 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:20 PM

    Should have worked with the front office on that contract Percy.

  14. bassplucker says: Mar 6, 2015 12:20 PM

    I called it yesterday that BMarsh was heading east, but I thought he’d be going to a warm weather team like Jax or Carolina.

    He might not be real happy with how things unfold on the football field with the Jets, but he couldn’t be in a better place for his social causes and media aspirations.

  15. themanfromtheblacklodge says: Mar 6, 2015 12:20 PM

    A clear case of caveat emptor.

  16. jvw1982 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:21 PM

    How about cutting him and then resign him this summer to a reasonable contract….he is not worth more than 3-4 million a yr

  17. nitecapper says: Mar 6, 2015 12:21 PM

    Percy vs Brandon MMA cage match free on the NFL Network

  18. ctiggs says: Mar 6, 2015 12:21 PM

    He really isnt a good WR at all, more like a slot back only system i see him fitting in is Philly

  19. jebdamone says: Mar 6, 2015 12:21 PM

    This makes me think of barny stinson’s crazy to hot ratio. She may be hot but that can easily be outweighed by her level of craziness. For how talented Percy is his crazy level must just be off the charts.

  20. holla2626 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:23 PM

    The Jets should have traded him for basically nothing yesterday – idiots.

  21. larrydavidstern says: Mar 6, 2015 12:23 PM

    Say it with me, PATS!

  22. raymondtx says: Mar 6, 2015 12:24 PM

    Harvin must be one heck of a head case…hope he saved some of that money he made because his golden goose is gone.

  23. phillyboypat5 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:24 PM

    Why would any team be interest in Harvin? What a shame. Such a talent but with constant injuries and a piss poor attitude he seems destined to fade out of this league never living up to his full potential.

  24. kev86 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:25 PM

    Foles to Marshall in 2015? Stay tuned…

  25. coltzfan166 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:26 PM

    But the thing is, if you trade for him, you’re guaranteed that player. Teams like Jacksonville and Oakland already have a hard time getting free agents to sign there (despite the cap surplus), but trading for him guarantees you’ll get him.

  26. vegasgreek says: Mar 6, 2015 12:26 PM

    mercy mercy , the raiders will get percy to catch the bomb from carr. td raiders !

  27. avr29 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:26 PM

    So does this mean that the Jets are thinking Mariota with their 1st? Decker and Marshall, maybe they pursue Murray/Ingram in FA, and the new regime takes “their guy”, and tries the Seattle model of “good defense, good running game, point guard QB”.

  28. sano09066 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:28 PM

    PERCY! PERCY! PERCY!

    Welcome, to TITLE TOWN!!

  29. acorp11 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:28 PM

    Jets have a stupid amount of cap room, why not keep Percy, Decker and Marshall all around for one more season? Add a RB in round 3/4, and give Geno one more year with all those weapons, If he still fails, then you know to move on.

  30. josdin00 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:29 PM

    Please no! I really want to see Marshall and Harvin on the same sideline. That’s entertainment.

  31. riflemanlax says: Mar 6, 2015 12:29 PM

    “He really isnt a good WR at all, more like a slot back only system i see him fitting in is Philly”

    An overpriced, non-blocking, locker room cancer, and you think he’s coming to Philly? See Jackson, DeSean.

  32. ftblfan9 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:30 PM

    I believe with the glut of WR’s available, the Jets could have done much better than a 5th rounder AND a $7.7 million cap hit for Brandon Marshall.

  33. wallabear says: Mar 6, 2015 12:32 PM

    Harvin has a history of migraines. Marshall is far more durable. Question now is: are Bowles/Gailey going to give GENO a legitimate shot, still? “Things that make ya go, hmm….”

  34. rollotomasi14 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:34 PM

    Jets, Dolphins, and Bills working hard to finish second in the East.

  35. petezjunior says: Mar 6, 2015 12:35 PM

    Great trade for the jets if it is only a 5th round pick. But the question remains… Who the hell is throwing the ball to these guys?

  36. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 6, 2015 12:36 PM

    Da Bears. They love those Vikings throw aways.

  37. wahoo21 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM

    Who names their kid Percy?

    No wonder he gets headaches

  38. hyzers says: Mar 6, 2015 12:39 PM

    Cutler could use a cig right about now.

  39. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Mar 6, 2015 12:40 PM

    I’m starting to think maybe percy isn’t a very good teammate.

  40. whatnojets says: Mar 6, 2015 12:41 PM

    Keep Percy, dump Decker

  41. jessethegreat says: Mar 6, 2015 12:41 PM

    I know if Cobb moves on in free agency, Thompson would put in “next man up” as usual.. But with his talent level and our locker room, I’d love to see Thompson take a flyer in Harvin to replace Cobb on the cheap.

    If playing with a guy like Rodgers/Brady/Brees/Peyton/ likely Luck as he continues to progress and likely makes that next step this coming season, can’t get Harvin’s head on straight… Nothing will.

  42. bbbmf says: Mar 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    jagsfan1 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM

    I wonder Seattle still had him would he have changed the Super Bowl against NE?

    ———————

    If Seattle still had him would they have made the Super Bowl?

  43. purplehaze28 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    Slick Rick is going to sign him at a VERY reduced price.
    Zimmer is no chilly, or Pete Carroll.

  44. chawk12thman says: Mar 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    jagsfan1 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM
    I wonder Seattle still had him would he have changed the Super Bowl against NE?

    They would have had to respect his explosiveness and speed and it might have been a different story.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Seattle likely would not have been in the SB if he had remained on the team last season…..Great talent, Great potential, Huge Headache in the locker room……..

    Harvin will find the market still good for him, but not at the same price he thinks he is worth…..

    Jets win on this trade……..Jets are a better team today and if they only gave up a 5th round pick, they did well for themselves……First move they have made that I think is good this off season……..

  45. mistyzhang says: Mar 6, 2015 12:44 PM

    You know you have problems when Brandon Marshall is considered a more stable, lower risk option than you Percy. I bet this deal is giving you a migraine right about now.

  46. Rindell says: Mar 6, 2015 12:45 PM

    $10 mil a year, more of a special-teamer than WR, small, injury-prone, headcase….

    Pretty easy decision.

  47. bassplucker says: Mar 6, 2015 12:46 PM

    For the Bears part, this means that if they’re keeping Cutler around they are going to be challenging him to play within the system. No more heave-ups to #15 and expecting Marshall to bail him out.

    Cutler will either be going through his progressions and delivering the ball to the man who is open, on time – or he will be the most highly paid backup QB in league history.

  48. whatnojets says: Mar 6, 2015 12:48 PM

    Let’s get this straight…..His official name is:
    William Percival Harvin III

  49. grimreaper12 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:50 PM

    the hoodie loves harvin.

    trust the hoodie. he’s the best by faaaaaaaaaar

  50. scrp2 says: Mar 6, 2015 12:50 PM

    Harvin to New England at a discount

  51. afwhigs says: Mar 6, 2015 12:51 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Mar 6, 2015 12:40 PM

    I’m starting to think maybe percy isn’t a very good teammate.

    ——————————————————–

    I think you’re jumping to conclusions. Let’s wait and see how he does on his next four teams.

  52. marttizzle says: Mar 6, 2015 12:52 PM

    As a Vikings fan, when we let Moss go he eventually ended up with the Patriots and you know what happened there on out. If the pats get a hold of Percy Harvin and can contain his issues and injuries it will be impossible for the Pats not to repeat another Superbowl. Moss had issues on and off the field and his injuries were that he just didn’t want to make a catch or try on plays same effect almost as when Harvin had his headaches. So all I am saying is pray that he doesn’t go the Pats!

  53. fwippel says: Mar 6, 2015 12:53 PM

    Harvin is quickly running himself out of the league.

  54. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 6, 2015 12:53 PM

    Whichever team signs Harvin can only be described as desperate.

  55. chris6523 says: Mar 6, 2015 1:01 PM

    Is Cutler the next to leave Chicago? They would still be close to 30 million under the cap if they did.

  56. philyeagles5 says: Mar 6, 2015 1:02 PM

    This guy is worse than TO ever was.

  57. kcflake says: Mar 6, 2015 1:03 PM

    If Harvin were Smart, he would sign with the Chiefs. Remember what Andy Reid did with Desean Jackson. That could be You Percy.

  58. davikes says: Mar 6, 2015 1:05 PM

    Now Harvin can go to the Bolts. The Rivers – Harvin sideline show would be epic!

  59. rajbais says: Mar 6, 2015 1:07 PM

    And that also means Mariota is not coming to New York either.

    Marshall and a young QB? I don’t think so.

    Then again, Gailey and Bowles can always bring back their ex-QB and Marshall’s ex-teammate Tyler Thigpen.

    Remember Marshall’s quote ” “Tyler [Thigpen] gets it a little more.”

    “He had an opportunity to play with Dwayne Bowe in Kansas City and they made some plays out there so I guess he understands [about] throwing the ball to a big receiver a little more than Chad Henne.”

  60. mediasloppy says: Mar 6, 2015 1:08 PM

    Sounds like he’s taking the Randy Moss route from team to team until New England nabs him.

  61. routerunner says: Mar 6, 2015 1:10 PM

    It was actually a good trade for NY to pick up Harvin. Only going to cost them a 6th rounder since he’ll be cut. So it was a talent rental for a guy to determine whether or not he was a headcase (which he is). So you win some and you lose some. On this one, it kinda looked like the Jets knew what they were doing.

  62. jnks10 says: Mar 6, 2015 1:10 PM

    Seems like the jets need to go a long with these wide outs, don’t want marcus while the eagles desperately do, and the eagles have a guy by the name of Foles. Seems like a win win for both teams.

  63. jcrileyesq says: Mar 6, 2015 1:13 PM

    Philly or chiefs if the price is right

  64. cantonbound13 says: Mar 6, 2015 1:21 PM

    Will he play qb?

  65. wimpyburgers says: Mar 6, 2015 1:21 PM

    To avoid any locker room fisticuffs, Jets dump Harvin now.

    Can Harvin play any angrier or more fiercely? After thre teams have dumped him, you got to think he’s either going to play like a man on fire or else become a permanent malcontent/locker room cancer.

  66. bnwpnw says: Mar 6, 2015 1:26 PM

    Whether Punchy Harvin would have helped Seattle in the SB is moot:

    1) They likely wouldn’t have made the SB.

    2) If they had, Harvin would have been refusing to enter the game by the 4th quarter.

  67. sjoyner59 says: Mar 6, 2015 1:34 PM

    I like Marshall he is a very good player…a little nuts but who cares he comes to play

  68. thepftpoetisacrossdresser says: Mar 6, 2015 1:38 PM

    sano09066 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 12:28 PM

    PERCY! PERCY! PERCY!

    Welcome, to TITLE TOWN!!
    ______________________________

    That has about as much chance of happening as Ted Thompson calling me at work today to be the new slot receiver for GB.

    Welcome to the Calgary Stampeders, Mr. Harvin.

  69. nflpoker says: Mar 6, 2015 1:40 PM

    By the time his career is over, Harvin will have played for every team in the NFL.

  70. MichaelEdits says: Mar 6, 2015 1:40 PM

    If they’d held onto both Marshall and Harvin, it’d feel like Rex Ryan never left.

  71. megatronownsyou says: Mar 6, 2015 1:41 PM

    Pretty sure they have way more than enough cap room to keep all three receivers. Not sure why you’re saying Harvin’s gone like it a done deal. It isn’t.

  72. realfootballfan says: Mar 6, 2015 1:46 PM

    At least Brandon doesn’t choke out coaches and jump on teammates is the thinking here I’m guessing.

  73. floriosnuts says: Mar 6, 2015 1:49 PM

    No surprise here. Any GM should be let go if they give Harvin much more than the vet minimum next season.

  74. gojags says: Mar 6, 2015 1:54 PM

    Jets should’ve traded Percy for a conditional 7th round pick in 2100.

  75. purpleguy says: Mar 6, 2015 2:03 PM

    Think whatever you want about Spielman, but you sure have to appreciate that Percy Viking-Hawks trade from the purple perspective.

  76. granadafan says: Mar 6, 2015 2:06 PM

    The NFL should use Percy at the Rookie symposium:

    Topic #10: “What is a locker room cancer?”

    Subtopic: Teams, GMs, and coaches have long memories. It won’t end well with you when you need a job.

  77. blogatron2000 says: Mar 6, 2015 2:08 PM

    jcrileyesq says:
    Mar 6, 2015 1:13 PM
    Philly or chiefs if the price is right.
    —————————————————–
    This Chiefs fan says no thanks. They’re better off keeping DBowe than bringing this guy in.

  78. ghostof34 says: Mar 6, 2015 2:15 PM

    New York will get to know Brandon well, because now, his national image, which he has crafted will be in conflict with his team image…just like it did in Chicago, except it will be on the biggest media stage and two years from now, Jets fans will understand why he was traded…when they’re trying to trade him.

  79. troylutz4 says: Mar 6, 2015 2:57 PM

    What a Cancer Percy must be if his third team does not want him already. You would think he would get a clue!

  80. omeimontis says: Mar 6, 2015 2:59 PM

    Jets have lots of cap space. If they think Harvin can help them, they may just accept his salary as something they need to succeed. Don’t be so certain that Harvin must be on the way out.

  81. pau49ers says: Mar 6, 2015 3:08 PM

    I hope Harvin wasn’t spending those checks like the money would keep rolling in. The big pay days are over.

  82. wpitf says: Mar 6, 2015 3:16 PM

    Back to MN…

    Get your 84 jerseys out… Back home!! …This is gonna be a fun ride…!

    …oh wait

  83. jacktatum32 says: Mar 6, 2015 3:16 PM

    I really wonder if anyone will actually roll the dice on him?

  84. wpitf says: Mar 6, 2015 3:18 PM

    Seattle in the Super Bowl w/ Percy : undefeated

    Seattle in the SB w/o Percy: forever loser

  85. gomybirdsgo says: Mar 6, 2015 3:55 PM

    I think its nice the Jets are getting Foles some real weapons. My guess is they go corner with the 20th picks 🙂

  86. slapmymonkey says: Mar 6, 2015 4:06 PM

    chargerdillon says:

    Mar 6, 2015 12:15 PM

    Percy has now ego’d himself out of 3 locker rooms.

    Can you say future Raider?

    ______________

    How does “ego’s himself out” equate with becoming a Raider. What am I missing?

    Never mind. I found my answer. Raiders having 3 Super Bowl rings + Chargers having 0 = chargerdillon harboring some resentment.

  87. csbanter says: Mar 6, 2015 4:21 PM

    @gomybirdsgo you hit it right on the head. Nick Foles and the #20 for Jets #6 which may be Mariota. I can’t see the Jets picking Mariota and signing a guy like Marshall.

  88. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Mar 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    jagsfan1 says:
    Mar 6, 2015 12:19 PM

    I wonder Seattle still had him would he have changed the Super Bowl against NE?

    ********************************

    Dumping Percy was what got us out of our early 2014 funk. He was every bit the locker room cancer that Viking fans warned us about.

  89. wrdtoyrmama says: Mar 6, 2015 5:17 PM

    Jets are going to need more than Foles and the 20th for the 6th pick.

    Foles has been hurt a ton, and is in the last year of his contract. And lets not forget, Chan Gailey runs a spread offense that maximizes the QB moving, more of a fit for Geno’s skills than Foles, imo.

    So the Jets will need at least another pick or two besides Foles to swap spots.

  90. skawh says: Mar 6, 2015 5:20 PM

    The Jets are having no mercy on Percy…who’d have seen that coming?

  91. lbroberts123 says: Mar 6, 2015 5:31 PM

    Could play slot in the Eagles offense.

  92. thetruthstings says: Mar 7, 2015 12:37 AM

    Jets should keep Percy as he is one of the 5-10 Best Athletes and Playmakers in Football. I hope the Vikings get him Back!!! We NEED HIM! We also NEED ADRIAN and a Quarterback!!!

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