After plenty of talk over the last couple of weeks, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed on a trade to send Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for draft picks. When healthy, Harvin has proven to be one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the NFL considering his speed makes him a dangerous threat at multiple positions–which is why this trade could end up being a steal for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks and Vikings have agreed to a trade that send Harvin to Seattle for draft picks, pending Harvin passing a physical
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 11, 2013
There’s no question Minnesota would have loved to do whatever it takes to keep Harvin around, but he’s made it clear over the years how unhappy he’s been with the organization and even dating back to last season–it only seemed like a matter of time before the former first-round pick would be on his way out. Now, Harvin will join a Seattle team that many expected to be one of the top contenders in the NFC heading into 2013–which means they just became even more dangerous.
Despite having one of the league’s top defenses, the Seahawks ranked near the bottom of the league last season when it came to their passing game and Harvin should make an immediate impact playing alongside Russell Wilson. If he can manage to play a full season, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Harvin displayed MVP type numbers in 2013 and played a key factor in helping the Seahawks reach the playoffs.
Only time will tell if this move will pay off for Seattle, but based off early assumptions–this could end up being one of the biggest steals this offseason.