As one loyal, dejected Jets fan said as the ESPN scroll revealed the shocking news that Percy Harvin would be the newest New York Jet: “Holy sh$t, Percy Harvin is a threat to score whenever he has the ball.” It’s the kind of threat the Jets haven’t felt in a long time. And you can bet these beleaguered New York fans–so schooled in how to respond to threats–are going to say something when the see something. They’re going to say a lot. Like Did you see that?!! And Look at Harvin go! Jets fans can’t wait.
The gift of a trade of a 26-year-old offensive sensation from the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the 1-6 New York Jets is like Christmas in October for Jets fans. Percy Harvin threatens something that seemed unshakably secure–Jets fans’ lack of hope. All of a sudden the much-maligned Jets management has done something right. Coach Rex Ryan can take a deep breath–he now has a legit weapon to try in his system. Tipping point? Or too much to ask?
— NFL (@nfl) October 18, 2014