Vikings trade Percy Harvin to Seahawks for draft picks

Percy Harvin was traded to the Seahawks.
Percy Harvin was traded to the Seahawks on Monday. (USATSI)

It's the silly season and there's nothing sillier right now than Percy Harvin trade talks. The silliest thing of all happened was a Monday-afternoon stunner, though, and it involves Vikings actually trading Percy Harvin to the Seahawks.

More NFL offseason news
Stories's Mike Freeman confirms that the Vikings and Seahawks have agreed to exchange Harvin for draft picks, pending a passed physical from Harvin. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the news after rumors of a possible trade began brewing on Monday.

We'll have to see what the Seahawks are giving up for Harvin before we can determine whether or not they're paying an appropriate price for the talented wideout, but Seattle just landed a dynamic and versatile player who can be a gamechanger.

"Can't believe we got him," a Seahawks source told Freeman.

The deal reportedly involves at least Seattle's 2013 first-round pick, No. 25 overall, Seattle's seventh-round pick in  as well as a mid-round pick in 2014

There are major questions when it comes to Harvin, most notably with his locker-room behavior, his ability to stay on the field and his contract demands.

However, few teams have knowledge of Harvin quite like the Seahawks. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell coached Harvin for two years in Minnesota as the offensive coordinator there before joining Seattle.

Additionally, as's Bruce Feldman notes, Pete Carroll has loved Harvin since he recruited him in high school (the only place other than Florida that Harvin visited was USC, with Carroll coaching).

At the 2013 NFL Combine, Vikings GM Rick Speilman said that the team had "no intent" to trade Harvin. Clearly that wasn't the case.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories