Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/11/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a punt against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Speedster to Seattle The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly traded for a big-time player whose season was ended after suffering an ankle injury last year in Seattle. Percy Harvin, who has been vocal about his displeasure with his current contract and situation with the Minnesota Vikings, will apparently be shipped to the Seahawks for a multitude of draft picks that include the 2013 first-round and seventh-round picks and a mid-round pick in 2014. The trade was first reported by FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer on his Twitter account: The Seahawks and Vikings have agreed to a trade that send Harvin to Seattle for draft picks, pending Harvin passing a physical. https://twitter.com/JayGlazer/status/311160128743280640 Over the course of his young career–Harvin has played just four seasons and will be in the final year of his rookie contract–he has accumulated 280 receptions for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns. Harvin has also rushed for 683 yards and four touchdowns on 107 carries–a 6.38 yards per carry average. Aside from being extremely valuable at wide receiver and running back, Harvin is also known to be one of the better kick returners in the league. Last year, the former University of Florida standout was on pace to contend with fellow teammate Adrian Peterson for MVP honors, but his injury against Seattle prevented him from furthering his already stellar numbers. Percy Harvin will be taking his talents to Seattle. (Andy King/AP) Now rehabbing and preparing to forward the momentum he generated on the field last season, Harvin will be taking his talents to a Seattle team that now looks locked-and-loaded for a run at a Super Bowl. And after a year that saw Russell Wilson emerge as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL while guiding the Seahawks to a heartbreaking loss in the Divisional Round of the 2013 NFL Playoffs, who’s to say the Seahawks aren’t Super Bowl material with the addition of Harvin? Not only does he bring added speed to the roster, he compliments the talent that is already there. Aside from Wilson, the Seahawks have Marshawn Lynch, one of the best running backs in the game. The addition of Harvin will compliment Lynch’s running ability while giving Seattle a player that knows a lot about the offense the Seahawks have transitioned into. He will also be a valuable piece in helping to bolster Seattle’s receiving corps. Needing to collect my breath and excitement for the potential of the Seahawks heading forward, let’s analyze this trade love ‘em, hate ‘em style. Love ‘Em Reunited Once Again The move to Seattle will reunite Harvin with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell (who held the same role in Minnesota) as well as receiver Sidney Rice. Now I’m not usually one for gushing about reunions and how warm it may make people feel on the inside, but when you see what the three of them were able to do during their time together in Minnesota, you should be quite excited. Maybe Harvin will finally be able to wake Rice up from his slumber and help him become the extremely dangerous receiver he once was while a Viking. Versatility As was mentioned earlier in this article, Harvin brings a unique set of skills to Seattle’s roster that will be extremely valuable moving forward. Not only will he be able to give the Seahawks a threat on the outside, he will be able to compliment the efforts of Lynch at running back by allowing the Seahawks to potentially use a three-man package with him, Wilson, and Lynch all in the backfield threatening to carry the ball. If that doesn’t get opposing defenses scared already, I don’t know what will. Drawing Attention If nothing else, Harvin will draw the attention of defenses to him, allowing other players to really step up and have lots of space to work with for the Seahawks. Whether it be Lynch, Rice, Golden Tate, or Wilson, Seattle will have a multiplicity of weapons to attack opposing defenses with. Hate ‘Em Temper Tantrums? Harvin is not known as the most cool-headed guy in the league. In fact, he’s been known to be a bit of a hot head at times. Seattle does not need this kind of player on their roster and must try to keep him in check. Hopefully a new scene and better team will allow the young star to calm down, find his groove, and be a team player. What to do with Tate? As was reported by ESPN, Harvin’s addition to Seattle’s roster moves Golden Tate down the depth chart. Whether the Seahawks will be minimizing Tate in their offense or even trying to phase him out all-together, this predicament is extremely worrisome. Tate and Wilson developed a great relationship last season that really allowed each of them to become better players. While Harvin is a great player and will be a valuable addition, he may take away from the chemistry of these two players while harming the team’s production as a whole. As mentioned above, hopefully he learns to play in more of a team role when he joins the Seahawks. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
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