By Brady Henderson
The Seahawks have given up draft picks before to acquire a 24-year-old offensive playmaker who had fallen out of favor with the team that drafted him in the first round.
That describes the trade Seattle made to acquire running back Marshawn Lynch in 2010 and the deal reportedly reached Monday that will send wide receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle.
The most notable difference: Harvin comes at a significantly greater cost.
The Seahawks gave up a fourth- and fifth-round pick for Lynch, whose contract wasn’t set to expire for another two seasons. They’re reportedly giving Minnesota their first- and seventh-round picks this year along with a mid-round pick next year for the right to sign Harvin to what is expected to be a lucrative new contract.
That qualifies this move as perhaps the boldest one made by coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider during their three seasons with the Seahawks.
In the video below, Brock Huard and Mike Salk explain what they think that says about Harvin.
You can listen to Monday’s show here.