Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) runs for yards after the catch against the Denver Broncos during overtime at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Denver, 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Percy Harvin getting traded to the New York Jets last Friday was a surprising move to some. However, before the trade went down, there was talks about Percy Harvin playing in the Mile High City.
According to Adam Schefter, the Seahawks quietly proposed a trade with the AFC Champion Denver Broncos that would send Percy Harvin to Denver and would bring Julius Thomas to Seattle. Without any doubt in their mind, the Broncos quickly rejected the offer and for obvious reasons. The Broncos are already deep at wide receiver with Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Wes Welker to name a few. Julius Thomas is also one of the most important players in the Broncos offense. He did not get a whole lot going against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, but with how well Julius Thomas has played this year, it was only a matter of time that he was going to have an off game.
As far as Percy Harvin is concerned, he could be another electric player to add to a dynamic offense. However, the Broncos are just too deep at the wide out spot. And with Percy Harvin struggling this year, it would not have made sense in the long run, especially if it comes at the price of losing their up and coming star at tight end.
Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) pulls in a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Percy Harvin has also been bouncing around with various teams in the past few years. This will be the third team he will be playing for in his five year career. The fact that he was also with the Seahawks for only one year, with how explosive of a player he is, raises some flags. He was injury prone during his time with the Seahawks and also has been reported to have altercations with teammates and refused to go into football games for the team. Is someone like Percy Harvin what the Denver Broncos need in the locker room? Someone who bickers with teammates?
The fact that the Broncos rejected the trade was the best move, but what was Seattle thinking asking the Broncos for a Percy Harvin-Julius Thomas trade? The Seahawks might be thin at tight end, but asking the Broncos to trade Julius Thomas, a tight end who is starting to become a house hold name, for a receiver that is injury prone and has issues behind the scenes? No thank you.