On the same day that the Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with wide receiver of the future Cordarrelle Patterson, former Vikings’ standout Percy Harvin is scaring the hell out of the Seattle Seahawks.
In case you forgot: Minnesota dealt Harvin to the Northwest this offseason in return for the Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2013 (No. 25 overall — Xavier Rhodes), a seventh-round pick in 2013, and a third-round pick in 2014. The Vikings were in no position to give Harvin the hefty contract that he demanded after the 2013 season, so they dealt the injury-prone wide receiver and haven’t looked back since.
Migraines were the big thing that held Harvin back during his tenure in Minnesota and it looks like a hip injury is marring his time in Seattle. Reports say that the injury is nothing to take lightly and here is some proof that the fear is real:
WR Percy Harvin’s hip injury is problematic. He is scheduled to get a second opinion and there is concern about the injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2013
In other news, Patterson is three years younger than Harvin and is as healthy as can be.
It’s far too early to call this deal lopsided just yet, but the Seahawks can’t be happy about their prized free-agent signing going down this early in training camp. Remarkably, the Vikings have done a wonderful job rebuilding their team year after year and Harvin leaving town isn’t going to cripple Minnesota whatsoever. On the other hand, Seattle is sweating bullets hoping that Harvin can just make it to September in one piece.