Harvin will wear No. 16 in New York, but will anyone buy his jersey?

AP

At some point on Monday, Jets receiver Percy Harvin will get his first taste of the New York media.  He already has gotten his new number.

Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets have announced that Harvin will wear No. 16.

Inevitably, jerseys with that name and number will be available to buy at the team’s official online store.  But with Harvin on his third chance and some in the league believing that Harvin’s temperament and attitude and fighting with teammates make him unfit for the privilege of playing in the NFL, there’s a sense that the Jets will cut and run if Harvin’s behavior doesn’t change.  So why would anyone invest in a jersey that Harvin may not be wearing for very long?

The better approach may be to dust off the old Brad Smith or Vinny Testaverde jerseys and change the name plate.  Or just rip the name plate off.  Because it’s likely at this point — with Harvin due to make $10 million in 2015 and the Jets able to avoid a two-round upgrade in the draft pick the Seahawks will get by dumping him — that this is a nine-games-at-most experiment.

24 responses to “Harvin will wear No. 16 in New York, but will anyone buy his jersey?

  1. You have to be on the level of prime steve smith, randy moss or TO to get away with the stuff harvin has done, and he isn’t. Next year he’ll be lucky to make 2 mil as a punt returner.

  2. Instead of 16, I’d like to suggest -1 for his uniform number (as in the number of total yards Harvin managed on 6 touches in his last game with the Seahawks).

  3. “Because the most important factor teams and coaches consider before signing or trading for a player is jersey sales.”

    From your lips to Jerruh Jones’ ears…

  4. He’ll be gone this time next year. Lol at anyone that buys his Jersey. He’s a quitter and a bum. He literally will take himself out of games and fake injuries. Meanwhile making 13 million a year

  5. It doesn’t help Martin’s anger management program knowing Russell Wilson’s #3 is currently the top-selling jersey

  6. It wouldn’t be a half bad idea to buy a Harvin jersey. It will be a collector’s item in no time seeing as how not many will be made and even fewer will be sold.

  7. In every picture of Harvin his eyes are beet red. He’s so high he probably thinks he still plays for the Vikings.

  8. seatownballers says:
    Oct 20, 2014 9:30 AM
    He’ll be gone this time next year. Lol at anyone that buys his Jersey. He’s a quitter and a bum. He literally will take himself out of games and fake injuries. Meanwhile making 13 million a year
    ————————————–
    He faked an 8 game ankle injury in his last season with the Vikings, then we went to the playoffs without him.

  9. I’m just excited that Rex Ryan will be there for another year. This trade has fall guy written all over it.

  10. Harvin won’t play past 2014 with the Jets, if he even lasts the season. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he and Rex end up in a fight before the end of the year.

  11. I wish he went to a team with Richie Incognito or James Harrison, so he can get the pounding he deserves.

  12. kgstitan says:
    Oct 20, 2014 11:24 AM
    I wish he went to a team with Richie Incognito or James Harrison, so he can get the pounding he deserves.
    _________________________________________Colon and Richardson will be more than happy to pound him when he gets out of line

  13. If you’re an adult buying his jersey, you’re a tool.
    If you’re buying one for your kid you’re a tool who is glorifying a bad example of a human to your child.

  14. JETS fans can place it next to their Far-vuh jerseys…come to think of it, so can Viking fans!

  15. Coincidently, that number is available on both the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Edmonton Eskimos, so he will at least have some continuity going into next year.

    How about Rugby, Percy? You could really put your talents to use down under….

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