Harvin deal includes at least one first-round pick

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The full terms of the Percy Harvin trade aren’t yet known.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the compensation includes at least a first-round pick.

There may or may not be more.  For now, the Vikings get at least the Seahawks’ 2013 first-round pick, the 25th overall selection.

It gives the Vikings two out of three selections in the 20s:  No. 23 and No. 25.  For a year in which the first 25 selections are regarded to be relatively equivalent, that’s not a bad thing.

Especially since it was clear that Harvin didn’t want to play for the Vikings.

104 responses to “Harvin deal includes at least one first-round pick

  1. I think that is a lot for Harvin. Not discounting him, but if it is a strait up 1st for him, man. I just think he is too much of a problem and will be too expensive opposed to a WR you could get at 25. WR is deep in talent this year.

  2. Already more than I was expecting . I was assuming teams would give mid round picks like Santonio Holmes.

    With two firsts it really improves the Vikings alot more than keeping Harvin and saves lots of cap room.

  3. Do you hear that????????

    Somewhere Jim Harbaugh is whining away again,,, crying a river,,,” It’s not fair”!!!! It’s not fair”!!!
    “Seattle already has a better head coach, better QB, classier fans, better defense, better CB, and now they have better WR’s.”

    HAHAHAHAHA

  4. Seems like a solid move for both teams. Harvin was a headache (no pun intended) for the Vikings, and Wilson could use a solid weapon down the field. One or more first-round picks may be a bit steep for a guy that gets injured and/or deals with migraines every so often, however. Good trade for Minnesota if they acquired multiple first-rounders.

  5. It gives the Vikings two out of three selections in the 20s: No. 23 and No. 25.
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    Wait what?

    20
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    2 out of 3?

  6. Good deal for both teams. Harvin is awesome. Sad to see his production go but his personality was sinking the team. The Seahawks got themselves a steal.

  7. “For now, the Vikings get at least the Seahawks’ 2013 first-round pick, the 25th overall selection.”

    Whoa, to think there could be even more is crazy, the guy’s a part time player.

  8. Well, this makes it a little less fun…at least we can still rejoice in the fact that the vikes will waste the pick. And, on the off-chance they don’t, whatever player they pick will try to get out of Minny as fast as they possibly can….

  9. The Queens did remarkably well to get a first. Harvin is a complete jerk. My guess is the Vikes now go after Greg Jennings, and also draft a WR high.

    Hat’s off to them.

  10. As a Vikes fan I’m thrilled if we got at least a #1, and maybe more! That provides all sorts of flexibility in FA and the draft. Short term, it’s good for Seattle too but that salary cap is going to a tough pill in a few years. I’d say both sides won on this deal.

  11. If you are the Vikings why not make a run at Victor Cruz (lose the 1st rounder but you have 2) and/or Mike Wallace and Wes Welker

  12. It better be two first round picks. The Seahawks are getting a steal. Harvin is a top10 receiver in the league without question and maybe even top5. I wish the the Vikings would just have paid him.

  13. Wake up Mara!! Teams are desperate for WRs. If Seattle is willing to trade a 1st rder and pay a ton for an injured, diva, overrated WR, they will be lining up in droves to make an offer to Cruz!! Get it done!

  14. This is the best #25 pick they could have made. He is younger than Russell Wilson and many of the guys coming out in the draft.

  15. I’m a Niners fan – our job just got tougher, no doubt about that.

    IF – and I emphasize if – Harvin plays nicely with others in Seattle, he’s a hell of a boost to that offense.

  16. As a Vikings fan, it sucks to lose Percy. But let’s face it, he was not going to be a Viking for the long-term. Better to get something for him now than nothing for him in a year. Him resigning with the Vikings after next season was never happening, ever.

    If Pete Carroll can coddle Percy to his liking, and if the fact that some balls will go to Rice and Tate doesn’t thoroughly piss Percy off, and if his migraines can be controlled, and if he doesn’t reinjure one of his many injuries, this could be a STEAL for the Seahawks.

  17. “Why does ESPN refuse to give him credit?”

    ESPN has a policy of only citing itself by name. Anyone else is “Sources.” Jay Glazer has taken offense to this before, as he should.

    ESPN = the coors light version of sports coverage. Watery, populist, wallpaper.

  18. With the way the Vikings drafted last year you have to assume they will have another good draft. Good job for now but time will tell. Typcially vikings screw themselves except in regars to the Seahawks. The Vikings are good at screwing them i.e..S Hutchinson and S Rice. Let’s add P Harvin to that list!

  19. First and a 7th this year and a mid round pick in 2014. Hawks have more picks than they need so it is a good trade for both teams.

  20. Vikings big winners here, Harvin was crying about his situation and he leaves for a 1st round pick? An injury bugged WR ? Wow.

    Don’t think this is huge impact for Seattle, although it is a “luxury deal” since Seattle is a good team, they can afford to lose a 1st rounder.

    I think Russell Wilson better validate himself in year 2, walked into a comfy running team with great defense, kinda like mark sanchez did his first 2 years in New York. He looks good and made great plays, not comparing to sanchez but just saying.

  21. If they don’t get any more than that first rounder, it’s a great deal for the Vikings. P. D. Carroll is the latest head coach to fall under the misguided belief that he, and he alone, can turn a head case locker room cancer into a team player.

  22. Seattle has classier fans? Your the one on here making a fool of yourself bringing up the niners when this post has nothing to do with them…real classy, real classy. Oh not a niners fan btw just find you funny 😛

  23. Our first rounder is 25th….I mean if we drafted a WR this year we would have picked the 3rd WR off the board- he would take time to develop. We get Harvin – 24 y/o game changer for Russell Wilson. NFC West he we came- we put up 40 on 49ers without Harvin imagine how good its going to be next year.

  24. A first round pick maybe more with the salary cap relief created by not paying Harvin, the vikings did pretty well. If he wants 10-11 mil per year, that will cost seattle at least one good player. I would rather have Boldin

  25. Blaaa haaa haaa good deal vikes u got a 1st rounder out of that guy and how many games did he play last yr. oops Percy has a head ache lol

  26. Harvin proved to be a steal with the 22nd pick in 2009. Now it will be interesting to see if the Vikings take a swing at Tavon Austin with the 25th overall pick they got for him.

  27. That’s a bit much given Harvin’s history. I think the Vikes would’ve been happy with a 2nd rounder. This is looking more balanced now … on paper anyway.

  28. I am a huge Russell Wilson fan, but it was hard enough to cheer for him with that donkey of a coach Carroll.

    Now this guy is going to stack the deck even more for me to want Seattle to do well.

  29. It gives the Vikings two out of three selections in the 20s: No. 23 and No. 25.
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    blackandbluedivision

    “Wait what?

    20
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    2 out of 3?”

    Are you high?

  30. Sounds like the Vikings are getting a 1st and 7th this year, and a mid round pick next year. not bad for a guy with one year left on his contract who does not want to play for you.

  31. Percy better check his attitude or in a few years he’ll be asking himself why nobody wants him to play with his present skill set. Note: T.O., Chad Ochocinco, etc……………

  32. I think it was a good deal for both sides, Harvin is just what the Hawks needed.The Vikings are building through the draft.

  33. Getting a multi talented player like harvin at the ripe age of 24 isn’t worth a late first round pick??? It’s so obvious that many of you have absolutely no clue when it comes to this game!!! The seattle Seahawks are quietly forming one of the scariest rosters in the NFL!!! Man it is going to be so SCARY!!! Great move by Carroll and Snyder!!’

    GO HAWKS!!!

  34. I can’t lie; if the 9ers did this deal I’d be stoked. A few Seattle fans are getting a little out over those skies though. The division isn’t yours just yet, but it is up for grabs – the Seahawks are loaded. Surprisingly, I like the 9ers offense more than the Hawks’ O, but I like their defense more than the 9ers. Time to clean up that secondary and pass rush 9ers.

  35. Just realized ESPN again did not credit Glazer specifically. Did he bang Tebow’s mom or something? Why does ESPN refuse to give him credit?

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    Not Tebow’s, but probably Tyler Hansbrough’s…..oops…that’s not news, ’cause who hasn’t?

  36. Good trade for Vikings. Wow getting a 1st and more for a malcontent who misses a hell of a lot of games.

    Seattle is a good time. Why the desperation?

    You stay good through the draft. The have drafted well and now they are ridding themselves of their most precious comodity.

  37. A couple years from now the Shawks are going to have some hard cap decisions to make, they better make good on their team NOW. Although, I don’t see how Harvin playing 7 games a year is going to do much for them.

  38. The reason the top 25 picks are seemingly equal is that their doesn’t seem to be much top tier talent.

    That’s probably why Seattle didn’t mind parting with a first, talent wise Harvin is probably better some WRs.

    I also know it takes more than just talent to play in the NFL.

  39. Glazer reports the deal was for a 1st and 7th round this year, and a mid-round pick next year. Hope it was a 2nd rounder.

    Be interesting to see how active the Vikings are in FA now. Lots of possibilities with the extra draft picks too.

  40. The Vikings look like they are going to keep Carlson at tight end. Hope they can get Wallace, Jennings and maybe Boldin. Probably will get none but they are going to try which is good. Wright can replace Harvin. Get an outside threat and a 2 Tight end set. The Vikings could be really good really fast.

  41. In the Russell Wilson system, Percy Harvin is an absolute perfect fit. His ability to gain yards after catch will make Seattle’s offense real hard to stop. (This of course if Harvin can focus his energy completely to the game!)

  42. Hey *iknoweverything*, funny how all that “better” talk over what Seattle has over the niners got Seattle to a sb and not…. Oh wait, never mind. Seattle will now become the most annoying combination of fan base and players talking trash for a team that will cap out at the most a nfc title loss.

  43. @iknoweverything

    Good pick up by Seattle. Should make it interesting for my 49ers. Since the 9ers have won the division the past two years and are 4-2 the past 3 years the SeaHawks had to make a move . This year is all or nothing for the SeaHawks b/c they were I think as reported by NFL .com 16 million under the cap. Harvin will take up at least 10 million.

    What people are not talking about , how are they gonna pay Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, and Richard Sherman … You paid Harvin, now you know they will want to get paid… I haven’t mentioned Russell Wilson in two years .. Should be interesting with Sherman….stay tuned

  44. Harvin was rookie of the year in 2009. Didn’t really miss any GAME time until this year and he’s a stud plus young. A first rounder is a minimum requirement.

  45. you’re not getting a player of Harvin’s caliber in the late 20s. really, you’re almost in the second round. I agree with the criticism that it would be a bit much for a top 10 pick, or even a top 15, but this is fine, and Seattle really is just a guy or two from a deep run.

  46. I’m a Niners fan and this was not a headline I wanted to read this offseason. I think it’s a good move for both teams – the Vikes get rid of a guy who doesn’t want to be there and get a nice pick in return while Seattle gets a playmaker they desperately needed at WR. That will be a dangerous offense with Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and now Percy Harvin.

  47. As a Vikings fan im mad. The Seahawks are going to be insane this year as they have talent at so many positions now.

    Percy had his issues but there was no doubt he was the 2nd most talented offensive player on that team. The Vikings are going to have to get at least 2 good WRs to make up for getting rid of Percy and Ponder is going to struggle unless he rides Rudolph.

  48. mataaaa says: Mar 11, 2013 1:44 PM

    only vikings fans know how good this kid really is… Congrats Seattle you just got the most dynamic player in the nfl.
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    I hope your joking, he wasn’t even the most dynamic player on the Vikings.

    Yeah he does a little bit everything well.

    The only thing he has shown to be great as is being selfish.

    There won’t be any Scrub refs, to bail Seattle out on this Hail Mary.

  49. It’s clear that the Seahawks fans on this site have p-nis envy for the 49ers. Clearly the regular season win over the Niners was the high point of their season, especially after choking in the last 35 seconds against the Falcons.

  50. pgh15212 says:
    Mar 11, 2013 1:40 PM
    The seahawks love viking wideouts.

    Burleson-bust
    Rice-Bust
    Harvin-???/injury/personality issues

    Yup, Rice was horrible last year…
    Played all 16 games…
    50 catches…
    748 Yards…
    7 Touchdowns…

  51. Here’s my problem with these trades…why not just sign the top free agent wide receiver & keep your picks?! You are gonna pay Harvin to top receiver money also

  52. What people are not talking about , how are they gonna pay Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, and Richard Sherman … You paid Harvin, now you know they will want to get paid… I haven’t mentioned Russell Wilson in two years .. Should be interesting with Sherman….stay tuned

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    Sherman already welcomed him to the team. Sherman doesn’t cause problems in locker room. These guys are all close and its a family environment that PC has built. Watch a Real Rob Report if you want an idea of what I mean. Seattle has no problem getting cap space in a few years. Flynn 7 Million – Washington – 3- 4 million & I can go on just like any other guy who knows their team. Browner has 2 young CB’s {rookie & second year player} that took his place this year and we still shut down passes on the outside for 4 games. This is move is about the division and trying to get our shot a Super Bowl. We love it! One of the NFL biggest game changers for Wilson for the 25th pick.

  53. if alex smith is worth 2 2nd rounders, harvin is easily worth a first plus because of all of his game changing talent. that said, if spielman got anything more than a first rounder (which to me is gravy), spielman is turning out to be quite a decent poker player in the NFL (GM), look how he stole an extra pick from cleveland last year just to drop 1 spot and still got the kid everyone expected them to take in Khalil…..all this while everyone knowing harvin wanted out. I do think this is a win/win for both teams but WELL PLAYED mr. spielman……WELL PLAYED!!

  54. Blackandblue,

    23-24-25

    Thats two out of three, and those picks are in the 20’s….not sure what youre missing.

  55. frazier needs to learn how to work with problem players instead of running and crying to the front office.no club will ever be drama free,its youre job to make sure that the drama doesnt effect youre roster when it comes to talented players.as for seattle….GOOD LUCK……have fun with all the problems (in the second year)of his contract.it’s coming.

  56. blackfootkiller says: Mar 11, 2013 2:05 PM

    pgh15212 says:
    Mar 11, 2013 1:40 PM
    The seahawks love viking wideouts.

    Burleson-bust
    Rice-Bust
    Harvin-???/injury/personality issues

    Yup, Rice was horrible last year…
    Played all 16 games…
    50 catches…
    748 Yards…
    7 Touchdowns…

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    yes, for the money that he is making, that IS horrible

  57. Harvin is a STUD. If he stays healthy in Seattle it works out great for them.

    Also, getting anything (esp. a 1st round pick) for someone that said he will not play for you ever again, works out great for the Vikings.

    Hopefully this is a win-win for both teams.

  58. Good for the Vikings; Great move for the Hawks!

    Now to get some pass rushing help and the team is ready for the season to get underway.

    Go Hawks!

  59. If the reports are correct, this will be a good trade for the Vikings. Percy has been a pain in the rear for every team he has played for since high school. I suspect he will be the same in Seattle. Dominate player on the field, but a baby when he doesn’t get his way. The Vikings will be just fine without him.

  60. its funny how the seahawks fans, think the seahawks are so good, you guys arent gonna get anywhere near as Lucky as you were, last year. and little glass man Percy harvin, never has and never will made it a full season, Russell wilsons prayers aren’t always gonna be complete. take into consideration the fail Mary, David Akers being the worst kicker in the league, Niners win the division by 3 games. if shanahan didn’t run rg3 into the ground, you guys wouldn’t even have had the chance to cash in on a falcon meltdown. get real hawks fans, you guys are gonna be 2nd in the west for a while.

  61. ninerhatersgetready4ring6 says: Mar 11, 2013 1:56

    Good pick up by Seattle. Should make it interesting for my 49ers. Since the 9ers have won the division the past two years and are 4-2 the past 3 years the SeaHawks had to make a move . This year is all or nothing for the SeaHawks b/c they were I think as reported by NFL .com 16 million under the cap. Harvin will take up at least 10 million.
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    Not all at once.

  62. $5 million of Harvin’s salary will be covered by the release/trade of Leon Washington and Ben Obamanu. Both are now redundant. Washington should bring picks in return.

    This is a good move. Wilson can scramble but no WR’s were getting open. Harvin should take the pressure off Rice and Tate. They will all be more effective.

  63. adoombray says:
    Mar 11, 2013 1:58 PM
    you’re not getting a player of Harvin’s caliber in the late 20s. really, you’re almost in the second round. I agree with the criticism that it would be a bit much for a top 10 pick, or even a top 15, but this is fine, and Seattle really is just a guy or two from a deep run.

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    Let’s not forget that Harvin was picked at #22 overall; and Randy Moss fell to #21 the year he was drafted.
    The #25 overall pick is not much lower.

  64. Carl Gerbschmidt says:Mar 11, 2013 1:36 PM

    Well, this makes it a little less fun…at least we can still rejoice in the fact that the vikes will waste the pick. And, on the off-chance they don’t, whatever player they pick will try to get out of Minny as fast as they possibly can….
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    Kind of like they wasted their two first-round picks last year? I think you’re thinking of another team. When was the last time the Packers drafted a difference maker in the first round? Maybe A-Rodg, when he fell in their laps?

  65. @themackstrong

    Apparently you don’t know YOUR team. Washington counts only 2.87 against the cap not 3-4 as you state. Okay you saying all kind of things but not giving facts. I suggest you go to spotrac.com to look at up to date salaries.
    Let’s see Earl Thomas is currently counting 3.5 million against the cap. He isa top 3 safety in this league and will command 6.5 or more . Trust me Richard Sherman know what he is doing by his rants , he is only driving the price up for himself. Smart move by him, dumb move by Seattle to not shut him down . He is making $600,000 . This dude will want 10+ a season. Enjoy being the dream team this season b/c the cap hits are coming. Niners 5, Seattle 0 ….. Enough said … You can’t dispute that any way you slice it. Old/New… Niners are still are 5 up..

  66. Ponder This says:Mar 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Mar 11, 2013 1:36 PM

    Well, this makes it a little less fun…at least we can still rejoice in the fact that the vikes will waste the pick. And, on the off-chance they don’t, whatever player they pick will try to get out of Minny as fast as they possibly can….
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    Kind of like they wasted their two first-round picks last year? I think you’re thinking of another team. When was the last time the Packers drafted a difference maker in the first round? Maybe A-Rodg, when he fell in their laps?

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    Really?

    Nick Perry (2012) – Stud until injury
    Derek Sherrod 2011) – Stud until injury
    Bryan Bulaga (2010) – soon to be starting LT; Stud
    Clay Mathews III (2009) – Stud
    BJ Raji (2009) – Stud

    What a bunch of losers these guys are.

  67. Vikes need to get Ponder going. They should sign Bolden. He does wonders with average QBs. Just throw up jump balls and you may win a Super Bowl if you get a few DBs to fall down at the right time.

  68. Ponder This says: Mar 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Mar 11, 2013 1:36 PM

    Well, this makes it a little less fun…at least we can still rejoice in the fact that the vikes will waste the pick. And, on the off-chance they don’t, whatever player they pick will try to get out of Minny as fast as they possibly can….
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    Kind of like they wasted their two first-round picks last year? I think you’re thinking of another team. When was the last time the Packers drafted a difference maker in the first round? Maybe A-Rodg, when he fell in their laps?

    Rodgers fell into the Packers laps because the Vikings passed on him twice, with the Viking brain trust taking Troy Williamson and Esmarus James early in the 2005 draft.

    So this is kind of like deja vu all over again.

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