Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Leonard Johnson (29) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) during the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin Trade: Why The Jaguars Should Stay Away


Percy Harvin is big news.  Percy Harvin is really big news for receiver-deficient teams.  Now Percy Harvin is being shopped by the Minnesota Vikings.

Sounds good, right?

Well, kind of.

If you’re a Jacksonville Jaguars fan, it shouldn’t even matter.  In years past “receiver-deficient” would have been the perfect description for the Jags.  But now, with the emergence of Cecil Shorts III and Justin Blackmon, the Jags really don’t have a major need at the position.  They could use a good slot receiver, but – in my opinion – that may already be on the roster in Jordan Shipley.

While Harvin is by no means a super selfish player like Titus Young, having personality related issues with two head coaches (as bad as Brad Childress was, he didn’t deserve it) is major red flag for a rebuilding team not dying for his talent.  Gus Bradley will have a hard enough time turning the Jags around after a 2-14 season, he doesn’t need a potential headache on the sidelines to go with.  The Vikes really want to get rid of Harvin, who could be picked up with a second or third round pick, but they’re problem will likely not become a saint a la Cris Carter.

Stay away Mr. Caldwell.  Stay away.

- Luke N. Sims

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  • CarsonHowell

    Harvin, Short and Blackmon would he one helll of a trio, though.

    • LukeNSims

      Truth. If Gabbert couldn’t complete balls to those three then we’d for sure know he isn’t the quarterback for the Jags.

      • Zain Gowani

        rarely does such a talented playmaker become available at his stage of youth and right when he’s peaking. I’m torn because everything Luke said is true, but playmakers like him don’t become available, almost ever, and the only ones that ever do are ones with issues (Randy Moss, Terrell Owens). Moreover, I think his type of explosive, hybrid player is becoming the next big addition to the passing offense, and he right now is the best one in the league. I think you do your due diligence on the trade front, but like Luke said, the build of our team ( a team that doesn’t have a new coaching staff and a new culture and tons of young players and not too many veterans) makes it likely that our risk threshold for Harvin will be lower than another team that is closer to winning and have a strong stable of veterans (Patriots?)

        • CarsonHowell

          One thing about Caldwell at I have read that really differentiates him from Gene Smith, amongst other things, is that he is willing to get the guys with an edge. I could see us looking at guys like Tyrann Mathieu in the upcoming draft, guys which talent, but maybe tarnished charcter.

  • Taylor

    Major personality issues and a very long injury history dating all the way back to this days at UF. Please don’t waste a draft of this clown.

    • LukeNSims

      I doubt the Jags do so. It’s an intriguing possibility though.

  • vallenii

    Although Percy Harvin carries some heavy baggage, one has to wonder if the prominence of Jerry Sullivan might not cancel out those issues.

    • LukeNSims

      Good point. Though I wonder how much Sullivan wants to have to babysit another 20-something diva receiver at this point in his career.

      • vallenii

        You’re right, I should have added that point to my post.