Impact Of The Percy Harvin Trade On Green Bay Packers

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Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

What does it mean for the Jets?

In terms of this season, not much.

They are 1-6 already so the playoffs are all but off the table. It probably won’t save Rex Ryan from getting fired at the end of the year either. But it could save someone else: Geno Smith.

Geno hasn’t developed to the point the Jets would have hoped so far, but the blame cannot be only thrown on him. This team has been bereft of receiving talent around him since he got here, and that will definitely impact the performance of a young QB who needs a good bit of development himself.

Giving him Harvin now, with most of the season remaining, will give him an actual worthwhile core to work with and hopefully improve. With Harvin, Decker and Amaro to catch passes with Ivory running the ball, there can be a legitimate chance for him to develop into a better player that is possibly worth building around further.

If Harvin stays healthy, he has shown the ability to be that #1 receiver-type, one with game-breaking abilities. For Geno’s sake, he’ll be able to stay on the field and give him at least a shot at moving beyond this season as the Jets’ QB of the future.