A Likely Incomplete List Of All The Tight Ends The Seahawks Tried To Trade Percy Harvin For
The Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional fourth-to-sixth-round pick, which seems low for an elite talent that they gave up three picks to acquire. But it's not like Seattle didn't want a bigger haul -- they were clearly shooting to upgrade the tight end position, but couldn't get any other team to bite.
Separate reports say that the Seahawks offered Harvin to a number of teams, including the Broncos, Colts, Browns and Buccaneers. They wanted -- probably in this order -- Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, Coby Fleener and, um, Brandon Myers? (The Bucs report doesn't cite a specific player, but we're willing to bet they weren't trying to get Mike Glennon or Vincent Jackson, another mercurial receiver.)
Here's how that went:
Seattle proposed sending Percy Harvin to Denver, sources say, in exchange for Pro Bowl TE Julius Thomas. Broncos never pondered it. No.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 19, 2014
— Dan Graham (@coltsinsider) October 20, 2014
That time the Seahawks offered Percy Harvin to the Browns for Jordan Cameron... pic.twitter.com/u0MUm1bwim
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) October 19, 2014
Buccaneers, Browns & Bengals were contacted about interest in Percy Harvin, I'm told. Not surprisingly, they all have plenty of $ under cap
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 18, 2014
We can only assume that the Seahawks wanted to acquire pretty much any tight end in the league in exchange for Harvin. Larry Donnell? Owen Daniels? Jordan Reed? GRONK? What's the matter Seattle, you're not down with Zach Miller?
Selfishly, I wish we could have seen a guy like Harvin on an explosive offense like Denver's, or lined up opposite Josh Gordon in Cleveland; conversely, Julius Thomas would beast with Russell Wilson. Instead, Harvin must resort to catching whatever Geno Smith coughs up, and the Seahawks have to pretend like they're excited about their raw receivers. Is it fair to say no one really "won" this trade?
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