Rather than accept slightly less value in a trade with a middling team, or perhaps a non-conference power, the Vikings are content to accept this year’s first- and seventh-round pick, as well as a mid-round pick next year, from Seattle in exchange for the dynamic but discontent Percy Harvin. The rest of the NFC thanks Minnesota for adding another weapon to the Seahawks offense that, despite being in the top 10 in scoring, didn’t have a receiver with more than 748 receiving yards. Harvin might not put up gaudy receiving stats in Darrell Bevell’s offense, but he’ll get tons of all-purpose yards if he can stay healthy. He also gives an already multifaceted offense one more option to toy with.

This certainly makes matters even more interesting in a rapidly improving NFC West. It also gives the 49ers a little more incentive to pursue that trade for Darrelle Revis. Most of all, it’ll make for many smug Pete Carroll struts.