With the surprising trade that sent receiver Percy Harvin from Minnesota to Seattle happening the day before the launch of free agency, plenty of details got lost in the shuffle.
For example, the process started not because the Seahawks called the Vikings or the Vikings called the Seahawks, but because the Vikings gave Harvin’s agent permission to talk to other teams about a long-term deal for Harvin, which then became the precursor to a trade. Seahawks G.M. John Schneider made that disclosure during Tuesday’s PFT Live, explaining that the process began roughly a month before the deal was struck on March 11.
Ultimately, the Seahawks decided to give up a first-round pick in 2013, a seventh-round pick in 2013, and a third-round pick in 2014 for a player who is still only 24 years old despite having four NFL seasons under his belt. Harvin’s presence of a team that made it to the final eight without him is one of many reasons why the Seahawks are considered to be one of the short-list Super Bowl favorites in the coming season.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!