Could Giants get a Percy Harvin-type trade deal for Odell Beckham?

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Odell Beckham is a big-play receiver, he wants a new contract, and he has a tendency to cause his team headaches off the field. With the Giants not ruling out the possibility of trading Beckham, it’s worth remembering the last time a player who fits that description got traded.

It was five years ago, and the player was Percy Harvin, who went from the Vikings to the Seahawks in exchange for Seattle’s first-round pick (No. 25 overall) and seventh-round pick (No. 214 overall) that year, and a third-round pick the following year. The Seahawks immediately signed Harvin to a contract extension.

So could the Giants get that kind of deal for Beckham? Would some team give up a first-round pick, a third-round pick and a seventh-round pick for Beckham, and then sign Beckham to the new contract he wants?

Beckham is a better every-down receiver than Harvin ever was, and so the Giants may want more for Beckham than the Vikings got for Harvin. But it seems unlikely that any NFL team would be willing to give up any more than the Seahawks gave up in that trade. The Vikings compensation in the Harvin trade is probably the high end of what the Giants could get if they trade Beckham.

119 responses to “Could Giants get a Percy Harvin-type trade deal for Odell Beckham?

  1. ODB is his own worst enemy. Like a number of others, he has a million dollar talent and a ten cent head. If he’d get off the ego train he could be one of the best ever–but he keeps getting in his own way. It’s a pity.

  2. I hate teams that want to run a player into the ground and then not pay him when its time. Do the Giants not realize he was the only reason they made it to the playoffs two years ago while playing in one of the worst offenses in NFL history.

  3. Marshall Faulk only brought a 2nd and 5th when he demanded to get paid and that was coming off of a 2200 yard season. Nobody wants to give up draft capital AND break the bank for a player.

  4. In recent history, you never needed an elite WR to win a superbowl. The position should not be ignored but it certainly a luxury position. in recent memory, Calvin Johnson, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, AJ Green have 0 superbowls in between them. Terrell Owens and Randy Moss have 0 as well. Better to invest that capital in an offensive line, defensive line and your cornerbacks. With today’s rules, it is much easier for WR’s to flourish and many have been found in later rounds.

  5. damnsureis says:
    March 26, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Didn’t he end up getting cut shortly after that?

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    Not shortly after. Seattle got some good moments out if him but never close to the value they were looking for from the trade and contract.

    So yeah, if comparing these two scenarios that is an important point.

  6. Odell is a distraction, guy just doesn’t get out of his own way good riddance. But can we stop acting like this isn’t some fake moral outrage from Mara? Does he think we’ve forgotten about Josh Brown.

  7. Seems familiar to the Marcus Peters/KC Chiefs dilemma……you have to have ask yourself is the talent really worth the money and the headache.

  8. Such softies on this site. Go play some checkers or something. Football is a mans game. Tough, brutal, ego driven, and thrilling. Please, Giants-keep Eli, and send Becham to Dallas. We respect and understand that some players bring a little extra with them. Odell is definitely worth the hassle. If you don’t want him, keep Eli, and please send your problem to Dallas. One mans trash is another mans treasure.

  9. Calvin Johnson, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, AJ Green have 0 superbowls in between them. Terrell Owens and Randy Moss have 0 as well.
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    Jerry Rice has 3 though but then again he did use stickup

  10. Until this guy can show he can act like a pro on and off the field for at least one season, no good organization is going to put any chips on the line. The Giants need to hope a bad organization makes a play.

  11. Keep in mind that the popular “Rick Spielman is a Magician” slogan was developed as a result of that trade. I doubt anyone could fleece another team so thoroughly as Spielman fleeced the Seahawks. That first round pick was used on Xavier Rhodes and the third round pick was Jerrick McKinnon.

    Of course, Seahawks fans will tell you the trade was worth it because Harvin returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown in the Super Bowl, in a game they won by 40 points. I’m sure that return made all the difference.

  12. The lad needs to put his big boy pants on and start walkin like a ball payer ,,,but that’s never gonna happen ,,gots ta go !

  13. Receivers are the most overrated players on the team and eating up disproportionate amount of the cap next to QBs. Receivers are massively dependent on a number of factors: the guy throwing him the ball, the linemen giving the QB time to throw, or running backs blocking the blitzers. The QB has more options than just the receivers: running backs and tight ends. Wide receivers and corners are typically the biggest divas on the team and run their mouths the most. Let them walk.

  14. 5 years after that blockbuster trade, I had to google Percy Harvin to remember what happened to him. Hard to believe he’s been out of the league for 2 years.

    A little over a year after giving up a kings ransom in Draft picks Seattle traded him to the Jets for a conditional draft pick and he was never heard from again.

    A cautionary tale for any team trading for Beckham. 5 Years ago the Seahawks thought they had traded for the next great WR he has been out of the league for 2 years at the age of 29.

  15. Thetruthis says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:06 am
    please send your problem to Dallas. One mans trash is another mans treasure.
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    Yup he’s definitely a Dallas fan

  16. Will you please stop the nonsense? He’s not going A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E. No matter how hard you try to parse and imagine the meaning behind the words of Mara and Gettleman.

    Literally everything about this man you people overstate and cause to be overblown. It’s annoying.

  17. IF he gets traded, I’d say he’s probably dealt for a high to mid 2nd and 6th rounder this year and a conditional pick next year that could range from 2nd or 3rd to 5th round depending on games on the active roster since he is coming back fron injury after all.

  18. The Giants would be smart to dump this guy before paying him big money. Who knows how he’ll bounce back from injury, and he’s been nothing but a distraction since he got there. Dude still wants the biggest contract and will hold out until he gets one, despite being injured, a huge headache in the locker room and having videos surface of doing illicit things. Sorry OBJ, but all of those red flags means you won’t get the big payday you’re looking for. Time to move on, Giants.

  19. .
    The dilemma Gettleman and Shumur face is how to change the dour culture that has enveloped the Giants in recent years. Adding talented players to a bad locker room rarely helps.
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  20. Wonder why people are acting like this is something new. Every year there is a Stud WR or RB who is in line for an extension and they use the only leverage they have (hold out) and fans try and kill them for it. Guess what? If OBJ sucked and they Giants cut him then fans wouldn’t be crying about the team fulfilling its contract would they? No they wouldn’t, he’s outplayed his contract, deserves a new one and is playing the game how it’s played. I hope he does get traded so that the giants can end up being the browns for the next 5 years and maybe you will just appreciate his play then, especially if he stays in the NFC and puts up monster games against the giants. I’m sure the redskins could use a WR.

  21. Percy was a locker room problem back then, not so much in the media every day like OBJ. That helped the Vikings get more than they probably should have for him. After seeing how that worked out for the hawks I doubt anyone will copy that game plan. Giants should take whatever they can get for OBJ now and be happy (probably a couple 2nd for 2018/2019 and a 3rd), they’ll get nothing come next year…

  22. Wellman says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:03 am

    damnsureis says:
    March 26, 2018 at 10:49 am
    Didn’t he end up getting cut shortly after that?

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    Not shortly after. Seattle got some good moments out if him but never close to the value they were looking for from the trade and contract.

    So yeah, if comparing these two scenarios that is an important point.
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    I mean he was traded a lil over a year coming to seattle an for all those picks they gave up, they got all of 23 receptions for 150 yards 0 receiving TDS. 11 rushes for 92 yards an a rushing TD in all of 6 regular season games, which moments were good? aside for a KR for a TD in the super bowl there were none really

  23. I can just picture Jerry Jones saying, “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part…and we’re just the guys to do it!”

  24. This guy is just like Terrell Owens. He has obvious HOF talent, so he’ll always be able to have a job. That job might just end up being in 5 or 6 different locations. If you’re looking for talent, Beckham is your guy. If you want winners, keep looking.

  25. OBJ is a #1 WR but his temperament is preventing him from putting up #1 numbers. Until he grows up, if he ever does, he’s not worth the money he’s going to demand from a team. Here’s a thought…maybe he should clean up his act before demanding some outrageous contract. Then maybe someone would be interested. This current OBJ with a fourth-grader’s maturity is not going to get that kind of money.

  26. OBJ and Zeke on the same mediocre cowboys team would be amazing to watch. The success of one would just annoy the other. Add in that OBJ would start complaining right away that Dak can’t hit him down field, and it would be the greatest thing since Super Bowl LII.

  27. He will promise to be a good citizen as soon as the negotiation starts with the new mark. The lights and microphones will be on at the press conference for his signature. The new management team will be all smiles.The fan base will be delighted. OBJ will do a Michael Jackson backslide leaving the podium from the conference room and descend into the chaos and calamity of his self induced immature lifestyle. Welcome to “Diva Dome”.

  28. Refuse to trade him and let him sit. More teams need to quit pandering to these babies and start teaching them some manners.

  29. I’d take that deal in a New York minute. If Terrell Beckham stays healthy he’ll make the Hall of Fame but will have played for 6 teams and made all of them crazy. He’s not worth the aggravation.

  30. There really is no good place for a guy like Beckham in the league. His personality does not fit on a football team trying to win for the price he’s hoping for or that makes him happy. If you pair him with a good delivery system it means between him and the QB it costs 20-22% of the cap….so I guess his only real destination will be on team struggling to draw fans and in need of a circus act.

  31. If this is how OBJ behaves and responds BEFORE he gets paid….wait until after the checks are cashed. No thanks. I wouldn’t chance it as a GM.

  32. mlvcfan says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:08 am
    Jerry Rice has 3 though but then again he did use stickup

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    Ah yeah that good old “stickup” it helped him run those great routes, helped him get separation… oh and don’t forget it also helped him work out and preserve his body they way he did and helped him study film on opponents.

  33. Trade OBJ for the minimum of two 1st Rd picks +. If some other team wants this headache so badly, they’ll pay for him. You just can’t dispute his talent!

  34. Many teams that have won the SB have proven that you don’t need “the best” WR or RB to win. You need guys who are reliable and who you can depend on to play big in the big games.

    Seriously, has anyone ever called OBJ reliable and dependable? He’s an imagined slight away from going postal on the field. Why pay someone like that a ton of money when you can get 80% of his production from a guy you’re paying 90% less?

  35. As a cowboy fan, this talk of a trade worries me because of the idiot cowboys owner. Go back to 1998, jerry passes on Randy Moss and drafts greg ellis, ugh. Two yrs later he trades two 1sts for joey galloway, ugh. Eight yrs later, he trades a 1st, 3rd, 6th for roy williams, ugh ugh. Why do I envision jerry trading 3 firsts for ODB jr….because he’s dumb enough to do it.

  36. Welcome to the birds where everyone wants ton play along with Wentz, why patriots? they are boring g and he already said he hates new England along with they boring city. True fats lol.

  37. Elite WR’s are a luxury, not a necessity. Many (most??) Super Bowl winners have solid WR production but don’t necessarily have a Top Tier #1 WR. Compile a list of the best WR’s of the past 15 years and I’d bet 3/4 of them do not have a ring.

  38. rxv5854 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I hate teams that want to run a player into the ground and then not pay him when its time. Do the Giants not realize he was the only reason they made it to the playoffs two years ago while playing in one of the worst offenses in NFL history.

    The Giants won 11 games in 2016 because they had 4 All-Pros (two First Team, two Second Team) on defense and could finally make a stop in the 4th quarter.

  39. Put Larry Fitzgerald’s head on this kid’s younger body, and he’d be the GOAT, or very close to it.

  40. The dude is a stud….. my opinion of him would change from man what a whiney diva on the Giants….to man this is the best diva ever if he became a skin. Homer do funny things to vision.

  41. Why would any team trade for a receiver who is hurt and was also just seen on video eating dominos and smoking a blunt with a girl with blow in a video?? Of course the Giants want to off him

  42. I will take him in Buffalo but for a 2nd and a 5th.. anything else no thanks. It would be funny to watch AJ McCarron go from a bench QB to all of the sudden a 4000 yard passer but the Giants aren’t trading him so it doesn’t matter.. this is all posturing because they want to try and low ball him on his extension. Beckham made it easy for them to do too. He should have just stayed in his apartment by himself until the extension was done

  43. No one is giving up a 1st round pick + more for OBJ and his contract demands. The Harvin trade was a boneheaded move. No one is going to replicate that.

  44. the guy might be an arse but he is one of the top 3 in the league at his position already. Someone would trade for him for sure.

  45. Even highly talented malcontents have a limit that a team will put up with. I’m not going to slam him for wanting to get security and paid what he is worth but keep it in house and shut your mouth. Malcontent players have shorter carriers because as soon as your not elite the

  46. Over his career, he misses 1 in 4 games. He’ll be entering his 5th year with having only completed basically 2 complete seasons. I think if he had played in the 25% extra games he missed, we’d have more tape of him being a nuance on the sideline, cheap shots, fighting with players or crying on the bench. The guy lets his emotions get in the way of his game that it hurts his performance. If he kept his head on straight, he’d be the #1 WR in the league, bar none. Instead, he’s oft injured because he hates practice and preseason, doesn’t get along with others, and isn’t happy with his pay.

    O’Dell – The catch you made over Carr summarizes your career to this point: Amazing talent, but you lost the game.

  47. palatypus says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:31 am
    Seattle needs draft capital. I could see them shipping Earl Thomas for ODB and a second round pick.

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    NYG gives up their best offensive weapon and a 2nd rounder for an almost 30 year old safety? Can I have some of what you’re on? I’ve got a 10 hour shift today and I could use a pick me up.

  48. Get rid of him…let somebody else take the fall for paying him big $$.
    My prediction for him after he gets a big $$ contract will be underperformance, injuries, missed games, and about 4 highlight catches a year that do nothing except keep the media machine kissing his butt.

  49. Two things:

    1) This idea that WRs don’t win is dumb. We won in 07 in large part because of Burress. We lost in 08′ because he shot himself. With him in 08′, we were 11-1 and rolling. Without him, we got 4 first downs the rest of the year.

    2) He still has plenty of value to the larger market teams that have no buzz. Chargers. Dolphins. Bears. Rams to an extent. As much of a pain that he is, he is still Must Watch TV. I can’t tell you the last time that I watched a game involving any of the teams I just mentioned.

    Since we’re rebuilding, I’m not against the idea. But, I’m not giving him away and I still think teams will pay. He’s worth a fortune in marketing alone. Some owners, that’s all they care about.

  50. The Vikings parlayed 2 of those 3 picks into Xavier Rhoades and Jerick Mckinnon. Not bad. Harvin was a talent, he had a great rookie year for the Vikes and a great game for the Seahawks (SB 48). Otherwise he was a a total distraction. Beckham has more talent, and at the least the same baggage if not more.

  51. have the gonads to dump them when they start being a problem and like little kids they will quit being a problem…. this off season 24/7/365 NFL reporting is a crock….. nothing but police blotter stuff and egos!!!

  52. The bottom line is that the Giants wont get fair compensation for him right now. They are in a tough spot. The fan in me says give him what he wants and just hope for the best. My only defense of that notion is that despite the nonsense, he hasnt been arrested or even been accused of a criminal act. I know that others here will thumbs down me….and I cant blame them….but as a Giants fan its hard to swallow giving away a great talent like him just as he’s hitting his prime.

  53. Come to AZ, play next to Larry Fitzgerald. He’ll show you how it’s done. Make 100’s of millions AND get to HOF

  54. Come to AZ, play next to Larry Fitzgerald. He’ll show you how it’s done. Make 100’s of millions AND get to HOF

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    Is that gonna be with Sam Bradford, or Mike Glennon throwing him the ball? Lol

  55. caucasian1975 says:
    March 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    OBJ has never been as Good as Dez Bryant in his prime. Right now neither is worth the headache.

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    C’mon let’s be real here. Odell may be a head case (well to be fair so is Dez) but Odell has mad skills when compared to Dez….and it’s not even close….never was.

  56. Honestly, Harvin was more productive at that point in his career than OBJ. He was an MVP candidate at one point that year he was traded.

    Harvin balled in the superbowl.

    OBJ dropped wide open passes in the wild card against the packers.

  57. eaglesmaina says:
    March 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm
    Let’s see, which of the following would want to have OBJ to throw to;

    Aaron – no
    Tom – no
    Ben – no
    Eli – no
    Drew – no

    enough said

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    Wentz-Yes

  58. So a team should pay top dollar for a great receiver who is also a distraction (and may get suspended), and also give up a 1st,3rd,7th?
    Are you sure thats enough?
    Maybe a 2nd rounder too?

  59. OBJ has never been as Good as Dez Bryant in his prime.
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    Dez hasn’t had a 1000 yard season in 3 years. Doug Baldwin has more receiving yards in that span.

    Dez is the most overrated receiver of recent memory.

    Odell Beckham has missed a seasons worth of games in his 4 years, and STILL manages to average 1100 yards and 9 tds/year.

    He may be a total loon, but he’s a productive one.

  60. just imagine how good the Seahawks would have been had they kept those picks…
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    Look at their Drafts the last 5 years.

    Ask yourself again if they would have hit on the picks they dealt.

  61. eagleswin says:
    March 26, 2018 at 11:18 am
    5 years after that blockbuster trade, I had to google Percy Harvin to remember what happened to him. Hard to believe he’s been out of the league for 2 years.

    A little over a year after giving up a kings ransom in Draft picks Seattle traded him to the Jets for a conditional draft pick and he was never heard from again.

    A cautionary tale for any team trading for Beckham. 5 Years ago the Seahawks thought they had traded for the next great WR he has been out of the league for 2 years at the age of 29.

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    I don’t think Seattle thought he was the next great WR. I think they though he was a player who could put them over the top. And they were right.

    You forgot the part where Seattle won a Super Bowl with him. And it was his kickoff return TD opened the floodgates.

    They gave up a lot but it’s hard to say they didn’t get return on investment when they won the Super Bowl.

  62. Wait didn’t T.O. get one when they still had the GOAT Wr, Jerry Rice. If memory serves me correctly he went off in that game too, because the 9ers were beating the other team so badly.

  63. The key to the Percy Harvin deal was finding a trade partner that was a Super Bowl contender who believed Harvin could be the piece to put them over the top and had enough salary cap space to absorb him.

    I’m not sure any of the existing contenders or aspiring contenders fit that description. Maybe the Rams were, but Suh got their cap money today.

  64. I don’t think Seattle thought he was the next great WR. I think they though he was a player who could put them over the top. And they were right.

    You forgot the part where Seattle won a Super Bowl with him. And it was his kickoff return TD opened the floodgates.

    They gave up a lot but it’s hard to say they didn’t get return on investment when they won the Super Bowl.
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    I’m a sucker for ‘what if’ conversations.

    Generally I agree with that opinion above.

    But the cost of doing business here also included Golden Tate. They couldn’t resign him with Harvin on the books.

    Look at Tates stat line and tell me that isn’t EXACTLY what the Seahawks have been missing these last 3-4 years?!

  65. Yes, Harvin rarely played. But when he did play it counted in the SB kickoff return. It was 1 fine runback that added points against the “best” offensive team the NFL has ever seen. And their 8 points wasn’t enough against one of the best defenses ever. In fact, none of the other great defenses has ever had to face Denver’s high flying offense…only Seattle’s D did. That’s some accomplishment.

    That said, I wouldn’t wish the Percy Harvin fiasco on the Giants or any team.

  66. “Nobody wants to give up draft capital AND break the bank for a player”

    I don’t know….this sounds like a deal that Jerry Jones was born to make.

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