The Seahawks are believed to have agreed to trade for receiver Percy Harvin, pending a physical examination. The news of the trade was first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
The deal can not be finalized or announced until the league year officially begins on Tuesday, and the team is prohibited from disclosing anything.
It’s believed the Seahawks will send multiple picks to the Vikings in compensation, a package that could include Seattle’s first-round pick in 2013, which is No. 25 overall.
There have been repeated reports that Harvin is unhappy with Minnesota, and would like to be traded. He has another year remaining on his contract, and is scheduled to make $2.76 million. It’s unclear if the trade includes an agreement on a new contract.
Welcome to the squad bruh @percy_harvin
— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) March 11, 2013
This is gonna prob be pretty crazy on madden.Roster update anyone @donny_moore
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 11, 2013
A few things to know:
• Any trade will likely be contingent on two things: Harvin’s physical examination and a new contract. That said, there’s no way a deal gets this far unless the Seahawks and Harvin are fairly certain of working out a deal. That means there may be a little lag time in negotiating the particulars of the contract, but the broad strokes of the arrangment are done.
• Harvin turns 25 in May. For the first half of this season, he was playing at an MVP-caliber level. He suffered a high ankle sprain during the Vikings’ Week 9 loss at Seattle and didn’t play the rest of the season. He has played four NFL seasons.
• Coach Pete Carroll said before that Week 9 meeting he tried to recruit Harvin to USC.
• Harvin played his first two years in the league under Darrell Bevell, who is now the Seahawks offensive coordinator.