Percy Harvin Would Be A Good Fit In Seattle

How awesome would Harvin look in Seahawk Blue? Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Minnesota’s Percy Harvin wants to get traded to a new team. Seattle needs less quantity and more quality at the receiver position. On the surface at least, it would seem like a good fit.

Seattle could use a playmaker of Harvin’s ability. He is everything that the Seahawks though Golden Tate might develop into, and then some.  Harvin would be the perfect compliment to Sydney Rice. If that pairing sounds familiar, it’s because it should. Both played under Seahawk’s offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel with the Vikings.

The Seahawks also have something to offer the rebuilding vikings that they could use. On top of a draft pick, the Seahawks could throw in receivers like Tate and Deon Butler. Both of them are young, playing on cheep contracts, good enough to play for the Vikings, and not likely to earn a roster spot in Seattle if Harvin is here.

Personally, I think Harvin’s request is going to go unanswered. There’s no way that the Vikings trade their 2nd best offensive player (behind Adrian Peterson of course) when he’s only 24 and they’re rebuilding. A player like Harvin is the type of player that team’s the Vikings build around, and there’s just no way to recoup the loss of one of the team’s few playmakers. On top of that, he’s signed for 2 more years, giving the team time to turn things around before Harvin would become a free agent.

That said, it doesn’t hurt to dream.

Topics: Deon Butler, Golden Tate, Percy Harvin, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Sydney Rice

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  • MichaelBernazzani

    No more Vikings cast-offs please unless his initials are AP or JA

  • Keith_12thMR

     @MichaelBernazzani I’d rather have Harvin then AP. Peterson’s knee injury means he’ll never be the same, and RBs have such a short shelf life anyways. Harvin is only 24 and is a tremendous playmaker.

  • deft

    With Tate/Baldwin at slot, I can see the need for another star receiver aside from Rice. 
     
    Obamanu and Butler are fairly good but haven’t shown to be special.
     
    I know Mike Williams had a rough time last season, but I’d like to see if 1 more season is enough to prove he’s NFL material. I know he’s 28 and has limited time left, but multiple big targets at WR would work quite well. 
     
    I just don’t know who we’d trade for Harvin. Maybe a pissed off Chris Clemons? and a draft pick..  they can have Trufant too
     
    It would be a good upgrade, but I’d rather trade for depth at linebacker. Hawthorne is a pos

  • HanleyBonynge

    While I’d love to have Harvin, it doesn’t seem like more receivers are useful until we for sure have someone able to distribute the ball effectively over the whole field.  Would we then play Baldwin/Harvin the slot?  Baldwin would definitely move to second, or third, fiddle with that and who knows how he’d react. (In my opinion he has potential to develop to be comparable to Harvin and we already have him.) I like Harvin, but like Bernazzani, I’m worried about more Vikings castoffs, especially with injury/migraine issues, until we get rid of at least one of the ones we already have (Jackson).

  • MichaelBernazzani

    Keith, love the site btw, but I think AP is going to bounce back in a MAJOR way this year, he’s in his own class of athlete.  The idea of Lynch & AP together sounds better than anything P Harvin would add. IMO.   I’m more excited about Winslow… obviously, I’ve never been that high on Harvin. which was my basic point. Keep it coming though guys i’m a #Seahawks junkie.  @3rDegreeBernz @HarbaughHaters  #12thMan 

  • MichaelBernazzani

    If our FO made the move, i’d love it, because they’ve earned my trust w/ the decisions they’ve made.  It would just surprise me…

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