ESPN is reporting that Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for multiple draft picks.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Harvin had asked for a trade out of Minnesota because he wasn’t a big enough part of the offense and didn’t get along with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier or the team’s medical staff.
It seems that request has been granted now as a person with knowledge of the trade says Harvin is headed to the Seahawks pending a physical.
Though specific terms of the Harvin deal — expected to be finalized when the league’s new year begins at 4 pm Tuesday — were not yet available, ESPN’s Adam Schefterreports that the trade “was to include Seattle’s 2013 first-round draft pick.”
When news of the trade broke, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman took to Twitter Monday to welcome his new teammate to the squad.
“Welcome to the Team bruh @Percy_Harvin … Happy to have ya”
Harvin, 24, was taken in the first round of the 2009 draft by Minnesota with the 22nd pick. A gifted return specialist, Harvin ran back a 103 yard game opening kick off for a touchdown on September 11, 2011, setting a Vikings franchise record of 4 career kick off return touchdowns.
He caught 62 passes for 677 yards for the Vikings last season and was in the early MVP conversation before spraining his ankle and missing the team’s last seven games.
The former Florida Gator yet to start in all 16 games or surpass 1,000 receiving yards in any of his four seasons.
Adam Schefter discusses the ESPN and media reports that Percy Harvin has been traded to the Seahawks in the video below: