Seahawks Trade Percy Harvin: 5 Players That Will Benefit

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The Seattle Seahawks blindsided everyone yesterday when they announced that they traded one of the NFL’s most electric offensive weapons in Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.

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Many would argue that even with Russell Wilson‘s crazy elusiveness and Marshawn Lynch‘s punishing running style, Harvin was the most talented offensive playmaker on the Seahawks roster.

The Seahawks coaches just weren’t able to use him as much and in the ways that Harvin would have liked. The problem wasn’t that Harvin wasn’t talented. What in my opinion is a major reason his time with the Hawks didn’t work out, is that the Seahawks had other options, and are still a run-first team.

In his time with the Vikings, Adrian Peterson was the go-to-guy, and when the play didn’t revolve around him, they would force anything and everything to their other playmaker, Harvin.

Seattle didn’t need to do that. And as was seen the past two weeks, when they tried to force productivity from Harvin, it didn’t work.

Ultimately the Seahawks lost a great player, regardless of his character issues or rumors that he was a cancer in the locker room – but the Seahawks opened up more opportunities to give some players already on their roster a greater chance to contribute. Let’s take a look at the five players that will benefit the most from the trade: