John Schneider's move to acquire mercurial do-everything star Percy Harvin from Minnesota is his 22nd trade in three years as Seattle's general manager -- and it's his biggest.
It remains to be seen whether Harvin is worth the first-, seventh- and third-round picks the Hawks reportedly are giving the Vikings -- let alone whether he is worth the money the Hawks will give him. None of that will be known for a year or two.
But we do know how Schneider has done over the past three years. He has made 21 other deals, and his record (by our count) is 7-4-10. His hits have included Marshawn Lynch, Chris Clemons, Kam Chancellor and Leon Washington.
Here's a breakdown:
5 trades: 2-0-3
April 26: Dropped from 43 to 47 and picked up a fifth (154) and seventh (232) from the Eagles.
Comment: The Hawks ended up adding two picks to LB Bobby Wagner (47). LB Korey Toomer (154) didn't make the club, but DE Greg Scruggs (232) played quite a bit in the second half of the season. Wagner was a great pick, but he is not a product of this trade (they could have had him at 43).
April 26: Dropped from 12 to 15 and picked up fourth (114) and sixth (172) from the Eagles.
Comment: Schneider considered dropping farther down in the first round, but he decided to grab DE Bruce Irvin at 15 -- still too high. DT Jaye Howard (114) was inactive for most of the season, but CB Jeremy Lane (172) played well on special teams and saw a lot of action during Brandon Browner's four-game suspension.
May 21: Acquired TE Kellen Winslow from Tampa Bay for a conditional sixth or seventh in 2013.
Comment: The deal was contingent on Winslow making the team, and the Hawks ended up cutting him after he balked at taking a pay cut. This deal was just a flier.
Aug. 20: Sent LB Barrett Ruud to New Orleans for seventh in 2013.
Comment: Not a bad deal, dealing an injured guy after you signed him to a cheap contract. The Saints ended up releasing him in October and the Hawks walked away with a seventh-rounder. The Hawks could have gotten another seven for Braylon Edwards if they had been willing to deal him in September, but they misjudged that situation and ended up getting nothing for him when they released him after the trade deadline.
Aug. 27: Sent QB Tarvaris Jackson to Buffalo for seventh in 2013.
Comment: It would have been nice if the Hawks could have gotten more for him. The Bills buried him on the inactive list because they would have owed a sixth-rounder if he had been active for six games. Nice to have something for him but the Hawks mishandled him the entire way, from his inclusion in the bogus three-headed QB competition to the late deal.
3 trades: 0-1-2
April 28: Traded the No. 57 pick along with fifth- (No. 157) and seventh-round picks (209) to the Lions for third- (No. 75), fourth- (No. 107), fifth- (No. 154) and seventh-round picks (No. 205).
Comment: Schneider basically turned Seattle's second-round pick into a third and fourth (the moves in the fifth and seventh were negligible). The Lions drafted RB Mikel Leshoure, who missed the 2011 season. The Hawks ended up with OG John Moffitt (75), WR Kris Durham (107), CB Richard Sherman (154) and DE Pep Levingston (205). Yes, Sherman was easily the best player to come out of the deal, but the Hawks surely could have had him with their original fifth-rounder, so he is not really a product of this deal. This one will be measured by how Moffitt, Durham and Leshoure turn out. This is leaning toward a loss since Durham was a wasted fourth-rounder and Moffitt has been injured. If Leshoure turns into something, it will be an L. BTW, if the Hawks had stood pat in the second, they could have had WR Torrey Smith or WR Randall Cobb.
Aug. 29: Traded CB Kelly Jennings to Cincinnati for DT Clinton McDonald.
Comment: The Hawks drafted two corners in 2011 and also had Marcus Trufant and Roy Lewis (who knew Brandon Browner would end up being more significant than any of them?) and needed depth on the D-line, so this one worked out for both sides.
Oct. 13: Traded LB Aaron Curry to Oakland for a 2012 seventh-rounder (J.R. Sweezy) and a fifth in 2013.
Comment: Any time you have to give up on a fourth overall pick in his third year, that is a loss. It does not matter that Schneider and Pete Carroll did not draft him and were just trying to get what they could for him. This is a major loss for the franchise -- even if they come up with another diamond in the rough with the 2013 pick.
13 trades: 5-3-5
March 8: Traded QB Seneca Wallace to Cleveland for conditional seventh-rounder in 2011.
Comment: When this deal was originally made, it seemed like a loss, simply because it seemed Schneider could have gotten one of Mike Holmgren's three fifth-round picks in the 2010 draft. Wallace started seven games for the Browns over two years and was out of the league in 2012. The seventh-rounder the Hawks got went to Detroit in that Moffitt-Durham deal. So basically, the Hawks traded Wallace for Pep Levingston. Nothing for either side to crow about.
March 16: Traded DE Darryl Tapp to Philadelphia for DE Chris Clemons and a fourth-rounder (DE E.J. Wilson).
Comment: Clemons has 33.5 sacks in three years, while Tapp has six for Philly. This is obviously one of Schneider's best trades, even though Wilson did not work out.
March 17: Acquired QB Charlie Whitehurst and a second-round pick (60, WR Golden Tate) from San Diego for a second-rounder (40, RB Ryan Mathews) and a 2011 third-rounder (DB Shareece Wright).
Comment: This deal was a loss when it was made, based on what the Seahawks gave up for a third-string QB. The Chargers used the second-rounder to move up in the first round and draft Mathews. The Hawks drafted Tate at 60. Whitehurst did start the division-clinching season finale vs. the Rams in 2010, but he was uninspiring. And his horrendous performance in Cleveland in 2011 put the nail in his coffin. The Hawks should get a little something back, though, because the Chargers brought him back in March 2012, and he should net the Hawks a seventh-round comp pick.
April 5: Traded OG Rob Sims and a seventh-rounder to Detroit for DE Robert Henderson and a fifth-rounder (S Kam Chancellor).
Comment: In 2010, this looked like a possible tie as the Hawks really struggled with their O-line, but Chancellor quickly tipped this deal in Seattle's favor with his rapid progress in 2011. Sims has started every game with the Lions, though, so this is barely a win after three years.
April 24: Acquired RB LenDale White, DT Kevin Vickerson, a fourth-rounder (CB Walter Thurmond) and a sixth (TE Anthony McCoy) from Tennessee for a fourth and sixth.
Comment: At the time, this looked like a major win. But White was cut soon after the deal, and Vickerson surprisingly was let go just before the season. Thurmond has been injured and McCoy inconsistent. So it's a wash.
April 24: Acquired RB Leon Washington and a seventh-round pick (DE Dexter Davis) from the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick (RB John Conner).
Comment: This looked like a great deal from the start, and Washington's three return TDs in 2010 quickly verified that observation. Plus, the Hawks were able to keep him on a four-year deal in 2011, and he continued to run well for them in 2011-12.
Aug. 8: Traded DE Lawrence Jackson to Detroit for a 2011 sixth-round choice (CB Byron Maxwell).
Comment: Again, dumping a first-round pick for a sixth is a loss, no matter how you slice it. You can argue that Jackson was a bad first-round pick -- he should have been a second-rounder. But this is just cutting your losses. Meanwhile, Jackson has become a good rotation guy on Detroit's line (13 sacks in three seasons). The only way this could become a win is if Maxwell turned into an excellent starter, and that's not going to happen in Seattle.
Aug. 16: Traded a 2011 sixth-rounder to San Francisco for DT Kentwan Balmer.
Comment: This was a flier that didn't work out. No big loss.
Aug. 31: Traded a 2012 seventh-rounder to Detroit for OT Tyler Polumbus.
Comment: Polumbus started seven games for Seattle in 2010 and played in 20 before the Hawks surprisingly let him go in 2011. That's as good as you could expect from most seventh-round picks. A nice emergency pickup by Schneider.
Aug. 31: Traded CB Josh Wilson to Baltimore for a 2011 fifth-round choice.
Comment: I railed against this move when the Hawks dumped their best cover corner for peanuts. While they are in good shape at corner now, they weren't when they made this deal. They went with Kelly Jennings at corner in 2010, and he failed to make a play. The Hawks ended up using that fifth-rounder in the deal with Detroit that netted them Sherman, so they basically replaced Wilson with Sherman a year later. But that doesn't change the fact that the Seahawks should have gotten more for Wilson or, better yet, kept him over Jennings. Interesting side note: The Ravens recouped their fifth-rounder as a comp pick in 2012 for Wilson signing with Washington last year.
Sept. 5: Traded a 2011 seventh-rounder to Philadelphia for T Stacy Andrews.
Comment: Just like the Balmer deal, this was nothing to give up for a guy who might have turned into something for Seattle.
Oct. 5: Traded a 2011 fourth-rounder (OL Chris Hairston) and 2012 fifth-rounder to Buffalo for RB Marshawn Lynch.
Comment: That 67-yard touchdown run against the Saints in the 2010 playoffs was probably worth these two picks all by itself. But the Hawks got great seasons out of Lynch in 2011 and 2012. There were serious concerns here about Lynch's comportment, but he has so far been very well behaved in Seattle and worth the new contract he received in March 2012.
Oct. 11: Traded WR Deion Branch to New England for a 2011 fourth-round pick (K.J. Wright).
Comment: Yeah, the Hawks didn't get back nearly what they gave up in what became one of the franchise's worst trades ever, but they got more from the Patriots than they probably could have gotten from anyone else for a broken-down little wideout. And then the Hawks pulled off a major find in Wright, who replaced Curry as the strongside starter as a rookie. Straight up, you would call that a win. But you have to factor in the 2006 first-rounder and the $39 million contract Branch cost the Seahawks. That makes it a tie.