The Seattle Seahawks have made a splash just a day before free agency begins in the NFL. As first reported by ESPN on Monday, the Minnesota Vikings have traded explosive wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2013 first-round draft pick and a possible additional pick.
The 24-year old Harvin was drafted by the Vikings in 2009 and has been one of the team's most productive players. Described as a "dynamic playmaker" by Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, Harvin led the team in receptions and yards receiving despite an injury plagued 2012 season.
Seahawks fans should be in for an exciting season with the addition of Harvin. The team came close to advancing to the second round of the 2012 playoffs losing a close battle to the Atlanta Falcons and the team is expected to battle the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC west throne.
Harvin will also be a nice compliment to Seahawks wide receivers Sydney Rice and Golden Tate.
Tate told ESPN:
"The Seahawks are trying to do whatever they think is necessary to put together a Super Bowl quality team. If this is one of the steps they think works to accomplish that, then that's their choice. I don't think it will impact any of our work habits. We are still going to grind and let the cards play out the way they will."
Harvin has recorded 7,168 all-purpose yards in just four seasons with the Vikings and gives Quarterback Russell Wilson another threat in the offense.
The trade will be made official dependent on Harvin agreeing to a new contract with the Seahawks and also pending a physical.