Seattle Seahawks quarterback Percy Harvins new contract, signed by the team on Tuesday, is expected to keep him around for at least the next two seasons.
But he will have to earn his way back into the lineup after missing the first five games with a knee injury.
He had surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
The Seahawks are set to start Harvics second season with the franchise, which means they have to find a way to bring him back to the fold.
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He’s an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
Harvards new contract is a six-year deal worth $58 million with $15 million guaranteed.
The Seattle Seahawks signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal that includes $2.5 million in guarantees.
That’s a total of $12.5m guaranteed for the next four years.
If the Seahawks make the playoffs, Harvs new deal would be worth about $12m.
Harvin’s new deal is worth $4 million more than his base salary of $6.25m.
That puts the Seahawks at $10m over the cap.
But if the Seahawks finish the season with an over $20m salary cap, Harvin will count against that cap.
He’ll likely be traded in the offseason.
The price of Harvin could change dramatically in the coming months.
The team released the quarterback a year ago and the Seahawks signed former quarterback Brett Hundley.
So Harvin has a chance to be dealt in the upcoming off-season.
Harwin is due a $3.5mil base salary and $1.2m in incentives.
That means the Seahawks will likely be willing to move him at the deadline.
It would be a surprise if he is traded before then.
Harveys new contract could be worth up to $12 million.
That includes a $500,000 signing bonus.
It’s possible that the Seahawks could trade Harvises old deal for a first round pick.
Seattle could go for a quarterback in the draft.
Harves contract is one of the highest-paid quarterback contracts in NFL history.
The salary cap for 2019 is $71.1m, and Harv has an average of $4.3 million per year.
The league average is $2m per year, and the salary cap is projected to increase by about $5m in the off-year.
The Eagles are one team that could go after Harvin, but there is a good chance they would trade him.
The Philadelphia Eagles had interest in acquiring Harvin in the 2017 NFL draft.
But after trading for Wentz, the Eagles opted to trade for Robert Griffin III instead.
In 2017, Harwin had a career-best 7,865 passing yards and 13 touchdowns.
The rookie from Alabama has been a revelation, throwing for 1,872 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season.
He has been viewed as a potential No. 1 quarterback in 2019, but he is due to make $4m in base salary.
Harwins cap number will rise to $8.9m in 2020 and $9.3m in 2021, but his new deal could put him in line for a long-term deal worth between $10.5 and $12M.
He could get traded to another team.
Harvells contract could get cut short if he leaves the Seahawks.
If he doesn’t play well, he could be dealt to another NFL team in a deal for picks or draft picks.
But there is potential that Seattle could take a chance on Harvin and give him a new deal.
The Falcons traded Harvys rights to two years of $9m, but the Seahawks have no cap room at that point.
So if the Falcons do give Harvis new deal, they could make him a qualifying offer.
The franchise tag would then count against the Seahawks cap for the following year.
It could make sense for the Falcons to trade Harvin for draft picks or a player.
But Harvist could also get a chance at a new contract in the next few weeks.
If a deal does not come together, Harve is expected back in the lineup in about six weeks.
He can have a huge impact on the Seahawks next season.
Harvs contract could make the team competitive next season, especially with his new contract.
If Harv’s new contract goes over the $10M mark, he would be eligible to sign a new extension this offseason.
He would be owed $4million in base and $2million in incentives next season and $8 million in 2019 and 2020.
The new contract would give Harvin an average annual salary of more than $10 million.
If his new base salary stays the same, he will be eligible for incentives in 2019 at $4-