Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Could Jump Into Wallace Fray After Harvin Trade

The Minnesota Vikings have traded disgruntled WR Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for undisclosed draft pick compensation.  For the Vikings it’s a smart move considering Harvin has been a head case since his arrival.  The trade however leaves a glaring hole at WR.  Enter Mike Wallace.

With only a day to go before free agency officially begins, the trade’s timing is notable given the recent rumors that a Miami/Wallace marriage is a foregone conclusion.  Like everything though, nothing is written in stone until it’s well, signed on paper.  Should the Vikings move forward with plans to sign Wallace, the Dolphins may find themselves missing the top catch once again.

There were reports about two weeks ago that the Vikings would be interested and that Wallace would enjoy playing alongside Adrian Peterson.  It appears the ball is in the Vikings court as the beginning of the new year approaches.  The Vikings, after this trade will likely become Miami’s toughest competition for the wide-out and a bidding war could easily ensue.

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  • Charles Stocks

    Make an offer for Victor Cruz. We’ll still have the 25th pick in the draft. Then sign Jennings and we will be set with Jennings, Cruz and Wright plus a rookie in the 2nd round.

    • Derrick Frazier

      Victor cruz is good but they feel he is elite we would only have cruz and a 4th round pick from giants unrealistic that we trade down to them and still get their first round pick

  • Jcartwright67

    This makes things more interesting but I don’t know if it changes anything. Does trading Harvin significantly change the Vikes cap situation? I truly don’t know the answer. Secondly, and all things considered, don’t you think living and training in Miami would be considered a plus to a young millionaire? Minnesota is a beautiful state…but its real cold and that white stuff falls from the sky…a lot! Remember the roof caving in…great video for perspective FA’s. I’m hoping for Wallace and Cook.

    • Jcartwright67

      Just read a different article suggesting that the Vikes were unwilling to give Harvin a new contract in the $10M/yr range. If that’s true; its hard to imagine they’d give more to Wallace, an unknown and possibly riskier investment. The Vikes got three picks out of the trade though, a first and seventh this year and a mid round next year. Makes our two 3′s for Marshall look like a complete steal for Chicago. It also begs the question as to why the Steelers didn’t trade Wallace last year and get something out of it.

      • Derrick Frazier

        I agree why go for a similar wideout like harvin who is also a risk i believe vikings sign jennings and draft a compliment or similar wide reciever to harvin which could lead to them having the same problem again and have to cut/trade him they would still take a severe cap hit. Or they could probably draft two wideouts in the first round. Im going to keep my eye on the vikings for a while.