The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks. Terms of the deal are not out yet, but it’s believed to be a package of draft picks. Last season the Bears opened the new league year when they traded a pair of third round draft picks for Brandon Marshall. While Marshall had some baggage, I can’t imagine the Vikings getting that much out of the Seahawks in exchange for the oft-injured Harvin.
On the surface, this looks like good news for the Bears and the rest of the NFC North. Sending the talent Harvin out of the division should make things easier of Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and the Bears secondary, but we’ll have to see what (or whom) the Vikings get back in the trade before we judge.
ProFootballTalk.com reports that whatever the package for Harvin, he will be getting some new paper from the Seahawks.
The Vikings are scheduled to visit the Seahawks in 2013, so that ought to add a little intrigue to the matchup of respective runners up from the NFC North and NFC West.