Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported on Monday that the Vikings have agreed to a trade that will send Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a trio of draft picks. Once Harvin passes a physical, the Vikings will receive the Seahawks' first-round (No. 25 overall) and seventh-round selections in 2013, along with a mid-round pick in 2014.
It's a stunning move that will strengthen an already powerful Seahawks roster with a premier wide receiver and return threat, while simultaneously ending Harvin's often rocky four-year tenure in Minnesota. It's a bitter pill to swallow for Vikings fans. Harvin was the Vikings' most exciting player, with the ability to scorch defenses as a pass-catcher and pick up devastating chunks of yardage in open space.
Adding Harvin to Russell Wilson's arsenal in Seattle puts the NFC West -- and the entire conference -- on blast. Harvin goes from playing alongside Christian Ponder to becoming a trigger in the read-option attack Seattle rode to the playoffs one season ago.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported the Vikings spoke with multiple teams about dealing Harvin, according to a source with knowledge of the process.
If the deal goes through, the Seahawks will be tasked with locking Harvin up to a long-term deal, according to Rapoport. That might get sticky. Harvin was asking for no less than $10 million per year in an extension with the Vikings. The 24-year-old receiver is set to make $2.8 million this season in the final year of the rookie deal he signed in 2009.
It was reported over the weekend that Harvin demanded a trade for the second time in less than a year. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has said all offseason that wouldn't become a reality, but here we are.
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