Adam Bettcher/Getty Images
In four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, wide receiver Percy Harvin has never caught fewer than 60 passes and has been an integral part of the Vikings attack in the return game.
But Harvin was rarely truly happy.
Instead of letting Harvin walk as a free agent in 2014 with no compensation, the Vikings traded him to the Seattle Seahawks for a first- and seventh-round pick in 2013 and a mid-round pick in 2014, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, who initially reported the deal.
Harvin has already impressed the coaching staff in Seattle, who, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, plan to use Harvin in his usual slot position mostly, but also line him up outside, let him return kicks and use him as a running back.
Harvin’s versatility will continue to shine in Seattle, and he’ll be a part of a more proficient offense with a much better quarterback. Harvin told Jim Rome that, despite reports, he never had a problem with quarterback Christian Ponder in Minnesota.
But he also never gushed about Ponder like he already has regarding Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. Harvin called Wilson “a big leader” and said Wilson had a “big arm; he’s very, very sharp.”
Harvin should be very, very happy in Seattle.