Jets wide receiver
"Not that I didn’t like what I was doing. I just wanted to do a little bit more as a receiver," he said, per NJ.com. "I wanted to get downfield just a little bit more than what I was doing. That definitely caused frustration a little bit."
Harvin totaled 22 catches for 133 yards and 11 rushes for 92 yards in five games with Seattle. However, none of his 26 targets went for 20 or more yards, according to Pro Football Focus.
"You could put a lot of different things to the numbers," he said. "But that was one of the key things that drove a little frustration."
Although wide receiver
"This can be a potential coup for the Jets," Idzik said Monday, per the New York Daily News.
Despite Harvin's past, Idzik said the team did "a ton" of background work on Harvin and doesn't believe Harvin will be disruptive.
"You never know how a player is going to behave, react, respond until you put him in your environment," Idzik said. "In Percy’s case, University of Florida, Minnesota, Seattle, they’re all different environments than here in New York. We have a very healthy environment for Percy Harvin.
"It’s really immersing him in what it is to act like a Jet, be a Jet, play like a Jet."
Prior to dealing wide receiver
While the Jets had the best deal, the Seahawks were interested in trading for Browns tight end Jordan Cameron. However, a deal including Cameron never materialized.
The Seahawks eventually dealt Harvin to New York in exchange for a 2015 sixth-round pick, which could become a fourth-rounder if the Jets retain Harvin beyond this season.
The draft pick is a conditional sixth-round pick that can become a fourth-round pick, NFL.com reports. Harvin managed 133 yards on 22 receptions in six games before the trade, adding 92 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Harvin, who is dealing with a thigh injury, was listed as questionable for Sunday before the trade. Since the Jets played on Thursday, he'll get an extra week of rest before making his debut Week 8 against the Bills.
Harvin has 22 catches for 133 yards through five games. He has yet to post more than 60 receiving yards in a game.
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