Not long ago, the Vikings seemed to be backed into a corner when it comes to receiver Percy Harvin.
Then, all of a sudden, they stumbled an opening to trade him.
“It was an opportunity that came really quick,” G.M. Rick Spielman said Tuesday, in a press conference. “We had something that presented itself that we felt would not only help us in the short-term but in the long-term as well. You know my philosophy of trying to build this roster year in and year out through the draft because I think that’s the way you’re going to maintain success. It was a situation we felt was the best decision we could make going forward.”
It worked out well for Spielman and the Vikings. Percy no longer wanted to play for the Vikings, and the Vikings had gotten to the point where they no longer wanted Percy to play for them.
To get the 25th overall pick, a seventh-round pick, and a third-round pick in 2014 is pretty good, under the circumstances.