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.