The day a lot of us have been anticipating and kind of dreading has arrived. Percy Harvin has reportedly been traded. According to multiple sources, the Seattle Seahawks will send three picks to the Vikings in exchange for the controversial receiver. Jay Glazer says the Vikes will get Seattle’s first this year, the 25th overall, their 7th this year and a mid-round pick in 2014.
The deal is reportedly contingent upon the Seahawks agreeing to a new contract with Harvin. Percy is supposedly seeking Calvin Johnson-level money but who knows if the Seahawks are willing to pay that. We’ll see. All we know is that Harvin is gone from Minnesota. He will join Sidney Rice in Seattle. And his QB will now be Russell Wilson instead of Christian Ponder. That will no doubt make Harvin very happy.
The fall out over this deal will continue to rain down for quite some time we can only assume. Many fans already appear quite irritated. But a lot of fans seemed to be resigned to the reality of Harvin leaving even before news of the deal came down. Those fans heard all the stories about Harvin’s bad attitude and realized it likely wasn’t going to work in Minnesota. Rick Spielman may not have leaked the stories about Harvin’s bad attitude himself but he certainly didn’t mind them getting out there. From a PR point of view, it helps that fans think Harvin was a bad apple.
Lots of questions to be asked now. Did the Vikes get enough for Harvin? Can they rebuild the receiver corps? Is Greg Jennings now on his way to Minnesota? Mike Wallace? Can Seattle get to the Super Bowl with Rice, Harvin, Beast Mode and Wilson? And that great D?
NFL offseason drama kids.