Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Monday via Twitter that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks in a deal that is believed to include the Seahawks 2013 first round draft pick.
Now that the Vikings have unloaded one of their top two offensive play-makers, and number one headache, you have to wonder if they will now get in the race to sign Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace.
As Peter King from Sports Illustrated reported on Monday, the Miami Dolphins don\’t appear to have had much, if any, competition for Wallace during the legal tampering period that started midnight on Saturday.
The Vikings, however, might decide to spend their freed up cap space to address other areas of need instead and go the route of the draft as far as landing a replacement for Harvin.
We are now a little more than 24 hours away from the start of free agency, so we will not have much longer to wait until we find out what team Wallace will be playing for in 2013. Who knows? Perhaps Wallace winds up taking his talents to Lake Minnetonka instead of South Beach.
Now that Harvin is gone, I can see a scenario where the Vikes go after Wallace and later on lands Harvin clone (not quite but close) aka Tavon Austin in the drat with their 1st pick. Their offense could be very dynamic with this scenario.
Thats a stretch to involve Wallace at this time. There are reasons a team trades away a player. Better for fans to wait until Wallace signs somewhere, to see where he goes.
Harvin’s baggage aside, would it be safe to say that the reason the Steelers couldn’t have traded for him even if they wanted to is b/c they don’t have the cap space to sign him to a long-term deal?
I’d love to see the Steelers add playmaker like Harvin. A first round pick for him seems fair to me. You get a 24-year old proven playmaker or a 22-year old question mark – I’d take the 24-year old most days.
Watch out for Seattle this season. They already have playmakers on offense and the addition of Harvin will make their offense very hard to contain. I wonder if S. Rice is mad he will be the #2 guy now
From what I can recall from Wallace’s Tweets, he is partial to South Beach. At this point, I have a hard time believing he’ll go anywhere but Miami.
Please do, I would love to see Wallace end up somewhere in the NFC. I think the Vikings would be a great fit, if anything he would stretch the field for AP. I would put my money on the Phins though.
Anquan Boldin to the 49ers? They just became more dangerous. And the Steelers? If Colbert says the Steelers are not in transition again…
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