It is official. The trade that will send Percy Harvin, to the Seattle Seahawks has now been finalized. The 24-year-old wide receiver will be heading to the great Northwest in exchange for a handful of draft picks.
Paul Allen, the owner of the Seahawks tweeted “It’s now official. We have a new WR. Welcome to the team”.
The Seahawks didn’t acquire Harvin without a hefty price. The trade is going to cost the Seahawks a total of three draft picks, the most valuable of the three being the 25th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. In addition to the first round draft pick the Seahawks also gave up their 2013 seventh round pick along with a 2014 fourth round pick.
The compensation for Harvin wasn’t the only issue in completing this trade. Harvin and the Seahawks need to agree on new contract that can satisfy both sides. Harvin also had to pass a physical for the deal to be finalized. While there hasn’t been any kind of announcement on a new contract yet, according to Foxnews.com, Harvin has passed his physical.
The Seahawks may have just acquired one of the most talented players in the NFL. That will help them make a push for the NFC West title, which will not be easily won with the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers adding Anquan Boldin and with the rising St. Louis Rams. The Seahawks can use all of the help that they can get, and with the addition of Harvin, you can be sure that Seattle will make even more noise next season than they did in their 11-5 2012 campaign.