The Minnesota Vikings have found a trade partner in their quest to deal wide receiver Percy Harvin. According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the Vikings have agreed to a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, meaning Harvin will be shipped out of the NFC North and to the NFC West.
The deal can't be made official until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, and it's pending Harvin's physical and a new contract for him. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the new contract is "nearly done," so it's expected that this deal will be completed relatively shortly after the official start of the new league year.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Vikings will get at least this year's first-round pick from the Seahawks in exchange for Harvin. This would give the Vikings the 23rd and 25th overall picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, providing them with quite a bit of flexibility in the first round.
While I would have liked to see Harvin move out of the NFC completely, the Detroit Lions have to be glad he is headed out of the division. Just look at his numbers against them:
Percy Harvin had 48 rec for 363 yds and 3 tds in 7 career games vs. Lions. Added 123 rush yards and avrgd 34.8 yds per KO return with TD.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 11, 2013
Now the Seahawks get to add Harvin to an already great offense. Good luck with that, NFC West.
UPDATE: Here are the details on what the Vikings are getting in exchange for Harvin:
Seattle sends this years first round pick and a 7th rounder as well as a mid-round pick next year for Harvin. Win-win for both teams— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 11, 2013