Percy Harvin has been trying to force his way out of Minnesota since last year and according to Jay Glazer, he has finally gotten his wish. The Vikings have traded Harvin to the Seahawks for a package of draft picks which includes a 1st and a 7th this year and a mid round pick next season.
Harvin, who operates as a two way runner/receiver should fit like a glove in the Seattle read option offense and be a big boost for QB Russell Wilson as he looks to avoid a sophomore slump. Meanwhile, Minnesota's young QB Christian Ponder... he's got pretty much no one to throw to.
Now might be a good time to place a bet on Adrian Peterson breaking the rushing record next year...
When he's on the field, Harvin is one of the most dangerous and productive players in the NFL. But keeping him on the field has proved troublesome. He's suffered from chronic migraines since he came into the NFL and they have not only cause him to miss games, but hospitalized him as well. Last season, he missed the final 7 games of the year due to an ankle injury.
It's unknown what the Seahawks gave up, but don't be surprised if it's less than you think. Harvin's injury history is a major factor and he's demanding a new contract that will pay him like an elite WR. [Update by JasonB, 03/11/13 1:50 PM EDT ] Guess not. Looks like Seattle paid retail.
The move obviously puts WR at #1 on the Vikings priority list for this season, maybe both in free agency and the draft. as JimmyK pointed out, as of this moment their projected starting WRs are Greg Childs and Jarius Wright.