Percy Harvin traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the Seattle Seahawks for draft picks

The Seahawks are making power moves, snagging Percy Harvin in a blockbuster trade

3/11/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. The Buccaneers defeated the Vikings 36-17. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsPercy Harvin has been traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for draft picks, according to Jay Glazer.

The deal is pending a physical, but should go through soon.

This is a huge move for the Seahawks, who were already a Super Bowl contender last year, and now will be greatly improved on offense with Harvin, who is instantly their best receiver and might be their best playmaker on offense.

QB Russell Wilson had an incredible season, and surpassed all expectations. He finished 3rd in Rookie of the Year voting, behind the top two overall picks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck.

The Seahawks' offense was already explosive, mostly thanks to Wilson and RB Marshawn Lynch. With a speedster like Harvin thrown into the mix, they'll be able to do a lot more in their offensive attack, both in the air and on the ground.

Harvin can also help with special teams, as he has been one of the best kick returners in the league, getting at least one kick return TD in each of his 4 seasons so far.

Great move by the Seahawks, assuming they didn't give up the farm in terms of draft picks. We'll see the full details of the deal later, and we'll post them as soon as we find out.
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3/11/13   |   Scott   |   54579 respect

Your move Rams management

3/11/13   |   Jess   |   35089 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

3) Not a super stacked draft this year

i think one of top reasons they did and some other teams may be willing to deal around with draft picks etc this year. 

Plus saints need a pass rusher too so getting harvin keeps em busy and occupied for a while giving us a chance to see who we can get first smiley

Hah! No.  devil

3/11/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11959 respect

Jess wrote:
Yea, the more I think about it the more I'm liking it. And I really don't care that they gave up a 1st round pick for a few reasons - 1) we've been wondering what the hell they were going to do in the draft anyway 2) Pete Carroll has said that new guys would have a hard time making the team, with what we already have. 3) Not a super stacked draft this year 4) our 1st round pick is #25 anyway, and 4) I've grown to trust PC/JS in mid-late round picks


3) Not a super stacked draft this year

i think one of top reasons they did and some other teams may be willing to deal around with draft picks etc this year. 

Plus saints need a pass rusher too so getting harvin keeps em busy and occupied for a while giving us a chance to see who we can get first smiley

3/11/13   |   Jess   |   35089 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

Well that may still be in the works and the chance for this trade came out of no where and well ya take advantage when you can. Seems Harvin again wanted to be moved out of Minnesota and the hawks had the need for that down the field guy and the confidence to move a 1st round pick so it fit. Just think how being able to stretch those defenses extra yrds downfield will open up those throwing and running lanes for wilson surprise

Ya right a long off season still to come and already one bullet added to the chamber its def a plus. 

Yea, the more I think about it the more I'm liking it. And I really don't care that they gave up a 1st round pick for a few reasons - 1) we've been wondering what the hell they were going to do in the draft anyway 2) Pete Carroll has said that new guys would have a hard time making the team, with what we already have. 3) Not a super stacked draft this year 4) our 1st round pick is #25 anyway, and 4) I've grown to trust PC/JS in mid-late round picks

3/11/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11959 respect

Jess wrote:
I'm not gonna lie...I'm a little surprised. I like how much the Hawks spread the ball around; defenses don't know who to target. I thought they'd go after a pass rusher first and foremost. Still a long off-season remaining, so you never know. Over the past few years I've learned to trust the front office. Took awhile.


Well that may still be in the works and the chance for this trade came out of no where and well ya take advantage when you can. Seems Harvin again wanted to be moved out of Minnesota and the hawks had the need for that down the field guy and the confidence to move a 1st round pick so it fit. Just think how being able to stretch those defenses extra yrds downfield will open up those throwing and running lanes for wilson surprise

Ya right a long off season still to come and already one bullet added to the chamber its def a plus. 

3/11/13   |   Jess   |   35089 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

Well its def a gap filled for the hawks they really didnt have that consistent home run hitting WR last year so now with the deep threat should open up the middle a bit more for those possession guys. He didn't come cheap for that trio of picks but at same time it wasn't a ton either don't think seattle could pass it up. They don't have a ton of spots to fill and they seem to draft well late and well you can question the attitude of 40% of the league at any given time so that may not be such a big deal. 

I'm not gonna lie...I'm a little surprised. I like how much the Hawks spread the ball around; defenses don't know who to target. I thought they'd go after a pass rusher first and foremost. Still a long off-season remaining, so you never know. Over the past few years I've learned to trust the front office. Took awhile.

3/11/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11959 respect


Well its def a gap filled for the hawks they really didnt have that consistent home run hitting WR last year so now with the deep threat should open up the middle a bit more for those possession guys. He didn't come cheap for that trio of picks but at same time it wasn't a ton either don't think seattle could pass it up. They don't have a ton of spots to fill and they seem to draft well late and well you can question the attitude of 40% of the league at any given time so that may not be such a big deal. 

3/11/13   |   Jess   |   35089 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
Harvin's talent is only surpassed by what an enormous pain in the butt he is. I sincerely hope the Vikes got something out of this. As it stands, they won those last four games and made the playoffs without any help from him. He's Seattle's migraine now.
(Edited by Jess)

What I'm gathering on twitter is they gave up a 2013 1st round draft pick. I don't think the Hawks are worried about draft picks right now, especially 1st round, with the way PC/JS draft.

Hah..Thanks Pat

3/11/13   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Per Glazer
The Vikings will receive the Seahawks' 1st round pick this year (25th overall), as well as a 7th rounder this year and a mid-round pick next year.

3/11/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Harvin's talent is only surpassed by what an enormous pain in the butt he is. I sincerely hope the Vikes got something out of this. As it stands, they won those last four games and made the playoffs without any help from him. He's Seattle's migraine now.

3/11/13   |   Jess   |   35089 respect

I wonder what number he'll wear?