Percy Harvin to Seahawks: Vikings Trade Star Wide Receiver

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IMarch 11, 2013

Percy Harvin will reportedly be a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, as the Minnesota Vikings have traded the star wide receiver for draft picks, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer:

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:

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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:

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.

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:

Meanwhile, star cornerback Richard Sherman had this to say about the move:

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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