Number 2: Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, 2013
Seahawks received Harvin in exchange for Seattle’s first round pick and a seventh round pick in 2013 plus a third round choice in 2014
The Percy Harvin trade ended up being an issue due to all kinds of problems with the player. Not only was he rarely available to play for Seattle but he was terrible in the locker room. It is actually a good thing that the 2013 Seahawks had players with strong personalities like Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Doug Baldwin or Harvin could have completely wrecked the team’s chemistry.
Before coming to Seattle, Harvin spent four years with the Vikings. He was an electric kick returner and made the Pro Bowl in 2009 because of it. In four years with Minnesota, he had 5 kickoff return touchdowns. This is why Seattle wanted him.
But in 2013, Harvin played in one regular season game. He did have one 58-yard kickoff return and he caught one pass for 17 yards. But with Harvin, one was never sure if he missed so much time because he was actually hurt or he simply didn’t want to play.
In 2014, Harvin managed to play in five games and caught 22 passes but for only 133 yards. But his locker rooms issues were the real problem. The day before the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, Harvin got into a fight with receiver Golden Tate. The following August, Harvin got into a scuffle with receiver Doug Baldwin. Harvin had to go.
In October, Seattle traded Harvin to the Jets.
What Seattle gave to the Vikings in draft picks turned out to be Cordarelle Patterson (a decent player but not when he was with Minnesota), Travis Bond (never played for Minnesota) and running back Jerick McKinnon (a decent player who now plays for the 49ers but is injured).
It should be noted that Harvin has since admitted to being treated for anxiety while he was in the NFL. Also, 12s have one great memory of Harvin when he ran the opening second half kickoff back for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII.