The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks pending a physical, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The deal can be finalized at the start of 2013 NFL Free Agency on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Seahawks were “far and away” the most aggressive team pursuing Harvin.
Full details of the trade are not yet known, though we can confirm that (again, pending a physical) Seattle will at least be handing over its first-round pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. This means Minnesota will have two of the Top 25 picks this April.
UPDATE: The Vikings will reportedly receive a first-round and seventh-round pick from Seattle this April and a mid-round selection in next year’s draft, according to Glazer.
Harvin, 24, led the Vikings in receiving each year since his second season. He had 62 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns through the air in nine games (eight starts) in 2012 before being placed on injured reserve.
The 5-11, 184-pound wide out hauled in 280 receptions for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air in 54 games (43 starts) in his four-year career in Minnesota. He also accumulated 3,183 yards and five TDs in the kicking game (averaging 27.9 yards a pop on 114 returns) with 683 rushing yards and four scores on 107 carries in four seasons. That’s 7,168 all-purpose yards and 29 total TDs.
As long as he stays healthy and doesn’t become a headache in the locker room, Harvin should become a huge part of Seattle’s success on offense and special teams right away and help continue the progression of young up-and-coming star signal-caller, Russell Wilson.
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