Percy Harvin Would Be A Great Fit In Chip Kelly’s SystemBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Wide Receivers Friday, February 15th, 2013
Kelly used Thomas as a running back and handed him the football for runs inside and outside. He put him in the slot and threw the ball to him short and deep. He lined him up outside at a wide receiver position and ran go routes with him.
I don’t think Jackson can stay healthy if Kelly asks him to run with the football like a running back. But there’s another player in the league, who would be ideal in that role.
I’m talking about Vikings WR/RB Percy Harvin. There’s not another player in the league who has as much speed and versatility as Harvin.
Minnesota is having major problems in trying to get him signed to a deal. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Eagles have more room under the salary cap, $23 million, than any other team in the league.
Still I wouldn’t pay Harvin a salary on the level of Larry Fitzgerald or Calvin “Megatron” Johnson. I could understand paying him $12 million a year because he would be a very valuable player in Kelly’s offense.
The Eagles should look into the possibilities of acquiring Harvin. The Birds must also do some homework to see whether Harvin would be more trouble than he would be worth. If they believe they can get production out of him, he would be a great weapon in Kelly’s offense.
Think about the problems a defense would have with Jackson lined up next to Harvin.
If you were able to line up Harvin in the backfield and have the option of running the football or getting him out into a route against a linebacker or safety. It would be a “no contest” match-up.
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