GM John Idzik says trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin could be 'coup' for Jets

New York Jets general manager John Idzik says the trade for wide receiver Percy Harvin could turn out to be a "potential coup" for the team.

The Jets and Seattle Seahawks agreed to the deal on Friday and completed it the next day, with New York sending a conditional draft pick to Seattle.

Harvin, practicing with the Jets for the first time Monday, gives New York versatility and game-breaking skills. But he's also a player who is injury prone and has had some questions about his character. Idzik says he had thorough discussions with Seattle general manager John Schneider about Harvin before deciding it was "prudent" to make the deal.

Idzik says the move was to help the 1-6 Jets improve — not a result of public pressure or criticism.


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