Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/13/13
11 gets 6 for 67 One of my first questions when it became almost certain that the Seahawks would complete the trade for Percy Harvin was, “What number will he choose to wear in Seattle?”  Since the Seahawks retired the number 12 in 1984 for the 12th Man he would not be able to wear the number he wore with the Minnesota Vikings. I had hoped he would wear a big boy receiver number, one in the 80′s, but instead he chose Jermaine Kearse’s #11.  He indicated that Jermaine would be compensated for his number. Harvin’s new six year $67 million contract gives him the extra money he needed to buy the number of a guy who may or may not even make the team next year. Two years ago the Seahawks gave another former Viking, Sidney Rice, a five year $41 million contract.  Sidney has three years and $26 million in base salary left on his contract.  Another $3.6 million left from signing bonus money. During those same three years the Seahawks are on the hook for $31.2 million to Percy Harvin. That’s ...
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