Vikings had to trade Percy Harvin

This past Friday night, I hosted a special off-season addition of SiriusXM Fantasy Football, and my FB question of the night asked if the Vikings should try to stick with Percy Harvin or go another route with a marquee free agent receiver like Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings. Of course, most people said “both,” but that was not an option given to readers/listeners because I didn’t see Minnesota retaining Harvin and signing a top free agent at his position as being possible.

And apparently, it wasn’t an option for the Vikings, who will (as soon as tomorrow) officially trade Harvin to Seattle for the 25th overall pick in this year’s draft plus a 7th-round selection this year and a mid-round pick in 2014.

Percy Harvin is a flat-out stud, but the Vikings had to move him now

We all know Harvin is a unique and versatile athlete who can produce for a team in three ways: as a receiver, a runner, and a return man. The running is the least important element to his game, but the former high school tailback is certainly capable of helping an offense by rushing the ball. He’s a stud; we all know this. But he’s also [...]

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