In the end, if Percy Harvin can’t get out of Minnesota, it will be his own fault. It’s one thing to kick up dust, but another to sling mud. Harvin has already soiled the landscape he now has to navigate.
Shouting matches with coaches, ridiculous contract expectations, trade demands has shown he can be a franchise nightmare.The other 31 NFL teams have eyes also and they know that could be them.
Harvin has a year left on his original rookie deal and wants to get paid now. However, any team looking to trade for him would have to give him what he wants, or he’ll just be unhappy somewhere else.
According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com, Harvin may have made himself toxic. Florio writes:
‘In Minnesota, the Vikings have done a nice job of keeping Harvin from being too much of a problem, at least publicly. Under former coach Brad Childress, then-defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier often was the peacekeeper.
Now that Harvin and Frazier reportedly had a “heated exchange” that preceded Harvin’s placement on injured reserve, Harvin may be out of allies in Minnesota.
That doesn’t mean he’ll have friends elsewhere. Especially if he gets the kind of money he wants. If/when (if) he cashes in, Harvin will be largely untouchable, free to do what he wants, how he wants, when he wants.
Even though there are plenty of desperate coaches and General Managers in the NFL, there’s a difference between desperation and stupidity. For Harvin, the key word could be delusion.’