March 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM
Seahawks formally announce acquisition of Percy Harvin
The Seahawks announced what the NFL has known for more than 24 hours: They’re acquiring Percy Harvin, wide receiver from the Minnesota Vikings.
They’ll be giving up three draft picks to acquire him: their first-round pick this year (No. 25 overall), one of their three seventh-round picks this year and a third-round choice next year.
In turn, they’ll get Harvin and Harvin will get a new contract. No numbers are available yet, but it’s expected to be a five-year deal that could average more than $11 million annually. It’s a big number.
The Seahawks will have a press conference starting at 3 p.m. where Harvin will be introduced, and while we can’t expect to hear numbers regarding a contract, it will be interesting to see what number Harvin plans on wearing in Seattle. He was No. 12 in Minnesota, which is — of course — retired here in Seattle.
Update: Harvin will be wearing No. 11 with the Seahawks, something he said he had no problem with. He also described this is an opportunity that was — well — hard to describe: “I can’t express how much this opportunity means to me.”