It was hailed at the time as outright theft, as well as yet another brilliant move by Seahawks general manager John Schneider.

The trade to acquire speedster Percy Harvin from the Vikings last spring looks like the complete opposite of all that now.

Schneider surrendered a ransom for the lightning-fast receiver and kick returner last offseason, despite his history of medical issues, and what Seattle has gotten in return is Harvin missing all but 1¹/₂ games because of hip surgery and a concussion.

With the loaded Seahawks managing to reach Super Bowl XLVIII anyway, Harvin will have the chance to redeem the deal and his reputation — and save a little bit of face for Schneider — Feb. 2 against the Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

That’s assuming Harvin will play, of course. He missed the Seahawks’ NFC title-game victory over the 49ers after suffering what appeared to be two concussions in the first half of their divisional win the week before against New Orleans.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin had passed the NFL’s concussion protocols and was expected to participate when the Seahawks resume practice Wednesday. That means Carroll anticipates Harvin appearing in the Super Bowl, but in light of Harvin’s medical track record, it’s still far from a sure thing.

Even the Trent Richardson trade is looking better for the Colts than Seattle giving up a first- and third-round pick in 2013 and a third-round choice this year for Harvin, especially after Schneider then signed him to a six-year deal that included $25.5 million in guaranteed money.

Schneider, the former boss of Jets GM John Idzik and considered one of the smartest executives in the game, hasn’t said much about the Harvin trade lately but defended it shortly afterward.