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.

92 responses to “Brandon Marshall trade means Jets will jettison Percy Harvin

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

    Can you say future Raider?

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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”.

  10. 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.

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

  12. “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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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….”

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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……..

  18. 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.

  19. $10 mil a year, more of a special-teamer than WR, small, injury-prone, headcase….

    Pretty easy decision.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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.”

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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


    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.

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

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

  37. 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.

  38. @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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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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