Friday, March 6, 2015

As Marshall lands with Jets, Harvin set for departure

The New York Jets made somewhat of a blockbuster trade Friday in acquiring wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears.

Gang Green's move for the wideout comes half a year after they brought in Percy Harvin via a deal with the Seattle Seahawks. And the latter move pretty much ensures the former one is moot heading into 2015.

Writes the New York Post's Brian Costello:
Bye-bye, Percy – This is the second big trade for a receiver the Jets have made in the past six months. The difference between Marshall and Percy Harvin is their value. Harvin has tremendous talent, but never seems to have the production to go along with it. 
Marshall had seven straight seasons of 1,000 yards receiving before dropping off last year. Plus, Marshall will cost the Jets $7.7 million in 2015 as compared to Harvin’s $10.5 million. Once this trade becomes official Tuesday, the Jets likely will cut Harvin.
Costello does a nice job summing up the why and why nots of the Jets' trade for Marshall. Read it here. And here is a good column from Newsday's Bob Glauber on the move.

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