Examining Percy Harvin to the Pacific Northwest and More NFC West News

Tyson Langland@TysonNFLNFC West Lead WriterFebruary 12, 2013

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 04: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a kick during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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That is the question on everyone's mind right now: Would Percy Harvin be a good fit in Seattle and what would his asking price be? According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the asking price amongst league circles is a modest second-round pick. 

Some may wonder why only a second-round pick for a guy with clear first-round talent. It's simple: His underlying circumstances don't warrant a first-round pick as compensation. If the Seahawks ended up trading for uber-talented wide receiver, they would not only have to unload a draft pick they would have to sign him to a long-term mega deal.

The word on the street is Harvin would be seeking a deal that pays him between $8 million and $10 million a year. Based on the contract numbers provided Spotrac, that would make him one of the top-five highest paid wide receivers in the NFL.

In the image above, you can see who is schedule to make the most money in 2013 at the wideout position. A couple of the names among the top five definitely belong, but a couple just make you ask, how does a mediocre player make that much money?

Some make it based on their previous accolades and some were lucky enough to get drafted in the top 10 under the old CBA. Whatever the reason, there's no question Harvin has more talent than a few of those names. Yet that doesn't automatically mean he deserves over $8 million a year.

His connection to the 'Hawks runs through Darrell Bevell, so only he knows whether Harvin would be worth a trade and a top-dollar contract. At this point we are unaware what the relationship was like between the two in Minnesota, and let's not forget the last Vikings wide receiver to come to Seattle hasn't exactly been a home run.

Sidney Rice has been very good at times, yet I can't say I've ever seen him be great in a Seahawks uniform. Regardless, the trade is worth digging into, and in a month's time, Seattle will either make a push or slowly back away.



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