The relationship between Percy Harvin and the Minnesota Vikings is coming to an end, if the reports from Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer are true. According to Schefter, the Vikings are in discussions with Seattle about a possible trade. Jay Glazer just added that the trade has been completed pending a physical. Last month, while at the Combine, GM Rick Spielman said the Vikings had “no intent” to trade Harvin. His nose was reportedly growing while he said it, because the leaks coming out of Minnesota last month involved a irreparable rift in the relationship between Harvin and coach Leslie Frazier.
Now imagine the possibility of Harvin with Russell Wilson, and making big plays along with the read option combo of Wilson and Lynch. Harvin has a reputation as a difficult player with a sense of entitlement. Pete Carroll comes from a background in college of managing five-star talents in his own unique way. I suppose if there is a coaching style where it could work, it is in Seattle.
You know Minnesota wanted to downplay all the reports of Harvin being disgruntled and the conflict with Frazier. The specific picks have yet to emerge. I could see Seattle’s late second being the cost, though I will throw out a guess of a 3rd plus a conditional pick in 2014 on Harvin playing a certain number of snaps by being healthy/a good citizen for a year.
[Update: Schefter says it will involve Seattle’s first round pick in 2013. I’m a bit shocked, but if Minnesota was determined to make a trade, they got the best they could.]
[Update #2: Jay Glazer says compensation is this year’s 1st (25th overall), a 7th rounder, and a “mid-round” pick next year]
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