The Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the Jets, reports Jay Glazer. Wow.
BREAKING: The JETS have just agreed with Seattle to a trade sending WR Percy Harvin to NY for conditional pick. FOX SPORTS has learned.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 17, 2014
As for the compensation, John Clayton is reporting that the conditional pick is between a 2nd and 4th in 2015.
Obviously, this comes as an enormous shock. Harvin had been a major part of the Seahawks' offensive gameplan and also a big part of their special teams unit as the primary kick returner. Harvin had 22 catches for 133 yards this season. The Hawks had done nothing but sing his praises during his tenure here but it seems clear now there was something going on behind the scenes (that's speculation on my part, reading between the lines).
The official team reasoning behind this trade will be interesting to hear. Questions had been raised about Harvin's status and role with the team when he was off the field for 11 of the Seahawks final 17 plays on Sunday vs. the Cowboys, on a drive where the Seahawks were trying to come back and win the game. There are various reputable media members reporting/speculating that Harvin did not get along well with Seattle's staff and had been having issues with the playcalling.
Stand by as we update this ongoing story.