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
Seattle sends this years first round pick and a 7th rounder as well as a mid-round pick next year for Harvin. Win-win for both teams— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 11, 2013
UPDATE: Tuesday, March 12, at 7:43 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway
The numbers are in on Harvin's contract, and they are as big as one would expect. According to Pro Football Talk's Twitter feed, Harvin and the Seahawks agreed to a six-year, $67 million deal with $14.5 million in guarantees:
Harvin numbers coming.Will post full details.$67 million over six years.$14.5 million fully guaranteed.$11 million more for injury.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 12, 2013
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that this deal is "contingent upon a new contract for Harvin," which should be able to get done in the next two days:
Trade bw MINN and SEA for Percy Harvin contingent upon a new contract for Harvin; contract likely to be completed in next 48 hours.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2013
Harvin is one of the most electric receivers in the NFL. He's a dynamic player with the ball in his hands, and his value is even greater when considering his ability to make plays as a running back and return man.
In his four seasons with the Vikings, Harvin has caught 280 passes for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has also returned 114 kickoffs for 3,183 yards and five touchdowns.
Who benefits most from this deal?
But he and the Vikings have not seen eye to eye regarding his value for the past couple of seasons. As a result, Harvin has repeatedly expressed his displeasure, culminating in a trade demand on March 10 (via the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman).
One of his newest teammates, safety Kam Chancellor, wasted little time in welcoming Harvin to Seattle:
Welcome to the squad bruh @percy_harvin— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 11, 2013
Meanwhile, star cornerback Richard Sherman had this to say about the move:
Well if does come I think he understands that he won't get to wear the #12— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 11, 2013
With the Seahawks, Harvin will get the fresh start he desires, and he'll play alongside one of the hottest young quarterbacks in the NFL, Russell Wilson.
Unlike Christian Ponder, who has a relatively weak arm, Wilson possesses a cannon for an arm and is highly athletic in the pocket. Combined with Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate, Harvin will give the Seahawks one of the most explosive young offenses in the NFL.
Defensive coordinators across the NFL beware. The Seahawks will be just as dangerous on offense as they are on defense in 2013.
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