Russell Wilson finally has legitimate number one receiver to help him in passing game.
After the Seahawks pulled off the huge trade of acquiring Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings for three draft picks on Monday, Seattle instantly became one of the best teams in the NFC.
Having boasted one of the toughest defences in 2012, it carried them all the way to a last second loss to Atlanta in the playoffs last season, and realised that an upgrade at receiver was a priority for the young offence.
With Harvin in the side, Russell Wilson can now look to him in the deep routes, using Harvin’s speed and awareness to attack teams deep. This will in turn open up paths to the other receivers, as they will have to double-cover Harvin, leaving other receivers in one-on-one battles across the field.
The former Viking is also one of the most deadly return men in the league, scoring on punts an kickoffs for fun, and impact players of the calibre of Harvin are not made available often. Regardless of whether they overpaid for Harvin or not, they are getting the key player they need to compete at the highest level.
With this in turn, the 24 year old is a huge upgrade for a team that is looking to win the NFC West from rivals San Francisco, and become a constant contender for the Super Bowl in future years.