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Percy Harvin could get more than $12 million per season

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The Seahawks are giving up a first-round draft pick and other draft compensation for Percy Harvin.

They also appear poised to give him a monster contract.

CBS’ Jason La Canfora reported Monday night that it “sounds like” Harvin’s new deal with Seattle will exceed $12 million per season.

Only 24, Harvin has racked up close to 4,000 combined receiving and rushing yards in four NFL seasons. He is also a dynamic kickoff returner. To wit:  he needs just three kickoff return TDs to tie the league record held by Leon Washington and Joshua Cribbs.

The Seahawks look ready to pay Harvin like a franchise cornerstone. Now, as PFT’s Mike Florio wrote earlier on Monday, let’s see where Harvin’s contract stacks up with other highly-paid wideouts.

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75 Responses to “Percy Harvin could get more than $12 million per season”
  1. 7ransponder says: Mar 11, 2013 9:32 PM

    As much as I think he’s worth that (all star all purpose players are hard to come by), the Vikings in the current position they are in for building the team really can’t afford to lock that much up on him even if Harvin did want to stay, so I am very glad they made the move. Have fun with that cap in a few years Seattle.

  2. samdoggnl says: Mar 11, 2013 9:35 PM

    Didn’t the Hawks pay a small fortune for Sidney Rice, too? How has that worked out? They do know to overpay former Vikings receivers.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:36 PM

    All the more reason why Vic keeps sticking to trying to get the Giants to budge (they absolutely, 100% will NOT), because he’s seeing guys who don’t deserve in excess of $11M per getting paid.

  4. hosmachine says: Mar 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    Ironic wears number 12 gonna make 12 mil+ per year and will miss 12 games a season. huh yup great trade seattle “DYNASTY” for sure. Pathetic

  5. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    That trade doesn’t sound so good now, huh

  6. eastsideballa says: Mar 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    Damn my ni66a about to make bank. Well deserved.

  7. grandpoopah says: Mar 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    Yep, the moment another WR signs a bigger deal, it’ll be back to sideline arguments, holdout threats, and migraines.

  8. dulz26 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    Wondering how this marriage is going to end!

    How will be this years FA bust? PHarvin or Wallace?

    Thoughts?

  9. lordfletcher says: Mar 11, 2013 9:39 PM

    I can easily see why the Vikes shipped him out

  10. superpats90 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:39 PM

    That’s kinda steep.

  11. nfl4days says: Mar 11, 2013 9:40 PM

    I think Pete Carroll needs to take a step back before he does something he regrets. No mater how good he is, he has a record for not staying on the field and a bad attitude. If Percy can get right, he can so massive damage in the slot and as a guy who can stretch the field.

  12. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 11, 2013 9:40 PM

    Wow, this deal is getting out of control.

  13. Iknoweverything says: Mar 11, 2013 9:40 PM

    How much bonus will he receive as next years Super Bowl MVP??

  14. orivar says: Mar 11, 2013 9:40 PM

    He’s good but don’t think is worth that much.

  15. bowhunter8355 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:41 PM

    Good for Harvin. Good for the Vikings. Seattle he is your expensive problem now.

  16. willbow5253 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:41 PM

    Right, this is why it’s idiotic to compare the Harvin deal to the Boldin deal. Harvin will probably do more, but he BETTER. He’s costing quite a bit more in trade and salary compensation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this won’t work out for Seattle. Harvin is a heck of a player. But the Boldin trade was not a “counter-punch” or a “reaction” to the Harvin trade. It was a completely different deal made to fill a completely different need. The only similarity is that they are both technically listed as WRs in fantasy.

  17. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 11, 2013 9:41 PM

    The Seahawks scream mediocre. Second rate QB, WR, HC, city. Wannabe the Redskins so bad but fail, fail, fail.

  18. funshipm174 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:41 PM

    It’s crazy to be paying Percy that type of money. The guy is a diva off is extremely talented, but always injured or has migraines.

    I didn’t think there was a person in the world who could get into an argument with Leslie Frazier.

  19. goldrush36 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    LOL. He is a dynamic threat but his lack of ability to put up a 1000 yd year or double digit TD numbers is baffling. His ypc is nowhere near elite #’s either yet he is gonna be paid like one. He is always gonna be a threat but fact is he only played about 50% of Minny’s offensive snaps on average. Thats a lot of coin for any offensive player that isn’t taking at least 80% of your snaps. Schneider hasn’t struck me as the type that would make a move like that. Just seems off

  20. gunndlewittlebaum says: Mar 11, 2013 9:42 PM

    Wow, that can buy a lot of Tylenol!

  21. FinFan68 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:43 PM

    ridiculous. This market will crash and the players will not be happy about it

  22. sadskinsfan89 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:43 PM

    Im not trying to knock the move of Seattle making the trade for Harvin because they are now a very scary team, but I think they gave up and just paid entirely to much.

  23. dolfanz019 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:43 PM

    Waaaay too much money!

  24. mhohmann says: Mar 11, 2013 9:44 PM

    Too much money. Not saying he’s not good but you cannot fully field a team with this much money going to one guy.

  25. Iknoweverything says: Mar 11, 2013 9:44 PM

    This is a team that play for multiple championships.
    This Seattle team being built classifies as a dynasty. Shrewd moves being made to build a long term powerhouse.

    On the AFC side,, the Kansas City Chiefs are being assembled the same way. Another dynasty team being methodically built.

    Seattle and Kansas city will face off against each other several times in the Super Bowl within the next decade.

  26. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Mar 11, 2013 9:45 PM

    Awesome, hard working player. Good for him.

  27. aces79 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:45 PM

    Great Job Seachickens doing a hit on your cap he aint worth that much

  28. vkngs77 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:47 PM

    I wish him the best in Seattle, but I don’t believe he’s earned that big of a deal. Yet.

  29. teal379 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:48 PM

    Just not seeing that kind of money for 4k yards in 54 games.

    Randall Cobb has 3958 all purpose yards and 12 TDs in 30 games.

    Not saying they’re the same but he’s doing that without a RB and next to guys like Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. He’s NOT the only weapon on the team.

    Just don’t see him worth what they gave and are giving.

  30. urcrap says: Mar 11, 2013 9:48 PM

    The numbers are so staggering they make my head ache.

  31. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:48 PM

    good lawd!!! he will maybe play 10 games a year, and thats maybe, as a KR, he will really get clobbered and miss games, well at least hes in a legal state now and has his “medicine” at will now

  32. wgray981 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:49 PM

    He’s good…but an injury and locker-room risk.

  33. phreakin says: Mar 11, 2013 9:49 PM

    If you listen carefully you can hear the rest of the country laughing hysterically and the other drama queen, whining receivers in the league saying CHA CHING!

  34. lilrob10201 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:50 PM

    $12 million per year ?Way over paid.I don’t know what the Seahawks see in Harvin where they give up all of those picks for him and then give him $12 million per year.

  35. patfic15 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:50 PM

    Exit effort stage left.

  36. wludford says: Mar 11, 2013 9:51 PM

    Obviously Seattle thinks Harvin is worth a 1st, 3rd and 7th round pick in addition to more money than it would’ve taken to land Mike Wallace.

    We’ll see if that works out.

  37. golforepar says: Mar 11, 2013 9:53 PM

    Harvin needs to be paid with “playing” incentives! He likes the $ but not to play!

  38. callahan9119 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:53 PM

    Dude has never had a thousand yard season. 12 million a year? I sense a contract that will need “restructuring” in a couple years.

    They could have just drafted Tavon Austin or something.

  39. getadealdonealready says: Mar 11, 2013 9:54 PM

    Good for them, he is a beast when he is on the field. I think this is a trade both teams are happy with, and as a vikes fan as electrifying as he is to watch, I’m glad we aren’t paying that money to someone who is a known cancer in the locker room, and while tough his career will be shorter due to the type of hits he takes and gives. I wish Percy and the hawks the best of luck! I think we got a heck of a deal on our end.

  40. swagjag says: Mar 11, 2013 9:55 PM

    What could possibly go wrong?

  41. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 11, 2013 9:57 PM

    Wow 49ers…

    Did the Vikings kiss you?

    And 12 million dollars worth of migraines

  42. broncostevenp says: Mar 11, 2013 9:57 PM

    Percy Harvin is not worth $12 million per year. He is a head case. Notice once Childress got canned he all of the sudden didn’t have migranes anymore?

    He is a cancer.

  43. chatham10 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:58 PM

    Good luck with that kind of money. Harvin is a great player, but can he stay on the field?, will he get the ball enought?

  44. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Mar 11, 2013 9:58 PM

    For that much, he better be returning kicks as well. He’s not worth over 12 million solely as a receiver.

  45. dohpey28 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:59 PM

    That is crazy money. We’re talking about a guy who is hurt a lot, never caught a 100 passes and never has reached a 1000 yards in a season. Good luck Seahawks.

  46. kane337 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:59 PM

    A bit much for an often injured guy eh?

  47. thatswhatimsayin says: Mar 11, 2013 10:00 PM

    Better give him what he wants or he’ll choke out Pete Carroll

  48. ninersreciognizebch says: Mar 11, 2013 10:00 PM

    I love it 12 million plus on a returner/receiver who’s barley on the field complains of migrains plays maybe 10 games a year go Hawks!

    $ike Niner Empire

  49. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 11, 2013 10:02 PM

    He is a GREAT kick return man and 3rd down back but man they could have had Leon Washington, Reggie Bush and kept their draft picks. Very steep.

  50. mcjon22 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:07 PM

    And this is why so many state’s are being cautious in legalizing Marijuana

  51. bdoubleoey says: Mar 11, 2013 10:11 PM

    Percy is a GOOD player, he is not worth 12 million, he isn’t worth 10 million. He was a cancer in the locker room so I am glad he is gone, And we get a 1st and 7th rounder this year and a 3rd next, I didn’t expect the 3rd rounder, that is sweet. Its going to be an interesting month and a half for the Vikings. I hope we get Jennings in free agency and keep both first rounders.

  52. wicuda says: Mar 11, 2013 10:11 PM

    Harven has always been over rated like most Vikings.

  53. yourwhathurts says: Mar 11, 2013 10:15 PM

    Paging Mr Carroll. Paging Mr Pete Carroll, your waterloo is calling. He thinks he is going to be the one to get Percy on the straight and narrow and to not be a jackass! Yeah good luck with that one.

  54. shaggytoodle says: Mar 11, 2013 10:19 PM

    If they wanted to overpay someone they could have Jennings that deal, for about 2-3 years, without trading anything for him.

    Jennings is at a better pure WR than Harvin, he is also a better teammate.

  55. rap49er says: Mar 11, 2013 10:19 PM

    Petty, if this one blows up in your face, you’ll be coaching at some community college somewhere.

  56. ferretdog says: Mar 11, 2013 10:24 PM

    Vikings fan here. Hate to see Percy go. I have his jersey. BUT, it was time. I was afraid it was going to be a long drawn out holdout and we would be lucky to get a 2nd. Hopefully he will grow up a bit in Seattle. If you cant get along with Coach Frasier maybe Coach Carroll will work out better for him. Great player. Seems like a short career the way he plays, but hopefully not.

  57. ferretdog says: Mar 11, 2013 10:26 PM

    By the way, last Seahawks Vikes trade I remember was Kieth Millard for Seattles 2nd Round pick. Millard payed two games and never played another down for them.

  58. n001363 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:30 PM

    Sydney Rice and Percy Harvin we’re drafted by the Vikings. Your so glad to have them and yet your team didn’t draft them when it had the chance. Now you talk trash like we don’t know how to draft. Are you really that stupid?

  59. aces79 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:34 PM

    I’d rather have Mike Wallace if your gonna thre that kind of do out

  60. canetic says: Mar 11, 2013 10:37 PM

    Another nail in the Pete Carroll coffin.

  61. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:46 PM

    have fun signing your other youth in the next few years, seattle. harvin is damn good but wide recievers are very rarely worth the big contract.

    you can find wide recievers just about anywhere if you have a good quarterback. look at the packers: jordy nelson, randall cobb, and james jones. they aren’t big name players without Aaron Rodgers. and when any of them ask for big time money, like Jennings, the packers will dump them, and just replace via the draft in some mid round pick and turn that guy into a star.

    that’s the way you do it.

  62. trollhammer20 says: Mar 11, 2013 10:51 PM

    $12 million for a malcontent? Carroll and Schneider must be nuts.

    Then again, they were also nuts when they named a third-round rookie QB starter over a high-profile free agent, and when they signed a lazy malcontent underachiever like Marshawn Lynch to a fat contract extention.

    Their brand of insanity has led to pretty good results thus far. Risky? Yes. Bold? Certainly. Potentially extremely entertaining? Without a doubt.

  63. psilenttype says: Mar 11, 2013 10:54 PM

    Just another reason why the Seahawks have lost in this trade!

    Went all in on a high risk/reward player! Especially when rest of team will need to sign extensions if they planning on keeping team intact!

  64. punksinplay says: Mar 11, 2013 11:01 PM

    12 Mil a year? He’s good, not great and always has some ache and pain that keeps him out of games. A disgruntled pain in the butt, constantly complaining. The Vikings are better off without him.

  65. FinFan68 says: Mar 11, 2013 11:02 PM

    Guess the pot ban does not apply to front office folks in Seattle

  66. darkneptune73 says: Mar 11, 2013 11:08 PM

    The Seahawks fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Harvin wanted the Vikings to bite, they didn’t. Smart move. Don’t feed the ego or else it’ll bite back some day.

  67. stampnhawk says: Mar 11, 2013 11:58 PM

    Vikes fans not looking in the mirror, when the should be worried about how they’re going to keep AP, or at least have a good team around him while he’s still in his prime.

    Harvin can can be cut at any time and not see anything other then guaranteed.

    Meanwhile, Minnesota’s clearly not a destination, a fair number of players wanting out of there fairly dramatically, and that sort of repuatation, however gained, gets around.

  68. goldrush36 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:13 AM

    This smells of the Kevin Kolb trade. Obviously Percy is a better aquisition on field, but KK also doesn’t have the attitude problem. Neither one can stay on the field

  69. musicman495 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:14 AM

    The more I hear about this deal, the more it sounds like the Vikings revenge for the Herschel Walker trade. Of course, Dallas also made good use of the draft picks they received for Walker. Let’s see if the Vikings draft anyone memorable.

    Seattle obviously thinks they are one head case WR from the Super Bowl. I disagree.

  70. asublimeday says: Mar 12, 2013 12:59 AM

    As a bears fan, this day has been outstanding. Buh bye harvin!

  71. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 12, 2013 1:18 AM

    I just can’t stop laughing about this trade. Harvin is a nice player but no one is designing their defense around stopping him. Now the Vikings have extra draft picks and don’t have to pay this guy $12 million a season. Oh, and they went 5-2 without him last year.

  72. baymac408 says: Mar 12, 2013 3:43 AM

    Haha you will regret your mouths Seattle fans!! NINERS!!!

  73. forever9ers says: Mar 12, 2013 3:45 AM

    Making Niners’s trade of Anquan Boldin at $6 mil a year for a 6th rd. pick seem like a steal and a bargain.

  74. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 12, 2013 9:16 AM

    At $12M/year I’d make him take 3 or 4 physicals and some psychological testing too.

  75. raiderapologist says: Mar 12, 2013 7:55 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    That trade doesn’t sound so good now, huh
    ——————
    Nobody is talking about Pittsburgh now, huh? Logicalvoicesays and Iknoweverything can type more words than you without falling asleep, huh? LOL, huh?

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