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The Minnesota Vikings are rumored to be exploring trades for Percy Harvin. That of course means fans from every team have now decided that they should make a trade for him. Sorry to burst your bubble Steelers fans, but it’s not happening.
Now I can see the thought process here. The Steelers are losing a fast play-maker receiver in Mike Wallace so why not replace him with another in Harvin?
Well the first reason is that Harvin is looking for a new contract. Remember the Wallace drama last year? Well with Harvin it’d probably be much worse. He will be a free agent after 2013 and he is hoping to cash in now. Harvin could demand a larger contract then Wallace this off-season and if the Steelers can’t afford to keep Wallace around they definitely wouldn’t be able to afford Harvin’s new deal.
Another reason is Harvin’s migraines. He has missed multiple games during his career due to terrible migraines and it just doesn’t make sense to pay big money to a guy that may not be able to play at any given time.
There is also the reason that Harvin is getting traded in the first place. In November Harvin went off on Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier in front of teammates; many of whom didn’t take well to Harvin’s tirade. This comes just a few years after Harvin went off on former head coach Brad Childress.
According to NFL.com it may also have been the reason Harvin was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury that didn’t require surgery.
So why would the Steelers give up a second or third round pick for a player who wants a new contract and has been a head-case in Minnesota? The simple answer is they wouldn’t.
Harvin won’t be a Steelers just like running back Steven Jackson won’t be signed in free agency and just like Hines Ward won’t be the Steelers new wide receiver’s coach. It can be fun to dream, but for the Steelers those big dreams rarely become reality and that’s not always a bad thing.
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