Should the Minnesota Vikings Trade Percy Harvin to Seattle Seahawks For Matt Flynn?

By Dan Parzych
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There’s been plenty of talk over the last couple of days about the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings trading wide receiver Percy Harvin before the 2013 season rolls around–mainly because of how frustrated he was towards the team at times last year. Losing a player as talented as Harvin should bet he last thing this team wants at this point, but could the Vikings benefit from completing a trade involving their star wideout with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Matt Flynn?

Just like the Minnesota, Seattle finds themselves in an interesting situation this offseason with their backup quarterback considering Russell Wilson emerged as the team’s quarterback to build the franchise around during his rookie season. Flynn joined the Seahawks with the anticipation he would be the team’s starting quarterback, but that plan quickly fell through before training campe even wrapped up and now–there’s a good chance he could end up with a completely different team for the 2013 season.

Minnesota can say what they want about Christian Ponder, but the truth is nothing is set in stone for him as the team’s starting quarterback and the argument can even be made Flynn would be an upgrade. Obviously, the Vikings should do everything in their power to keep Harvin around considering he’s one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the game as he’s capable of running and returning the ball as well, but it would be difficult for Seattle to pass on him if available.

This trade seems highly unlikely–but it may make sense for both parties considering both the Seahawks and Vikings are looking to make trades this offseason.

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