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There is no doubt the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is one of the best young skill position players in the National Football League. He is one of the most versatile wide receivers in the league. The Vikings, however, to be ready to trade him. As absurd as that might sound it might be the right move for the future of the Vikings. During the first half of the regular season Harvin was among the leaders in receptions. He was a top kickoff return man and in many ways more productive than running back Adrian Peterson. But like many things that seem too good to be true, it was all bound to fall apart at some point. Harvin and the Vikings coaches have been oil and water ever since Harvins second season. Many looked the other way when the former Florida standout got into it with former head coach Brad Childress. Nevermind that he allegedly threw a weight at Chilly in the team weight room. None of the players liked Childress so it must have been the former coachs fault right? Then there was the odd minicamp situation before this season when Harvin told everyone in the press that he wasnt happy and wanted to be traded only to have him question where reporters were getting that story, just a few days later. It has got to be the press fault right? Harvin then really turned on the wide receiver diva charm this season against the Seattle Seahawks when he pulled his best Terrell Owens impression by yelling at head coach Leslie Frazier on the sideline. Frazier who had his team in the lead on the road at the time of the incident is widely regarded around the league- or at least the Vikings organization-as a players coach and one of the easiest guys to get along with in the league. There also is that little issue with Harvins contract expiring after next season. Sources are saying the former Gator is looking to become one of the highest paid wide outs in the league. With the recent contracts of guys like Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson, Harvin might price himself out of the Vikings plans even if he was a choir boy. Some might even say the Vikings were better off in the second half of the season without their moody superstar. In the first nine games games Harvin played, the team was 5-4. After he was hurt and ultimately put on injured reserve the team was 5-2. The schedule was much tougher in the second half of the season, also. In the first five victories they included wins over Jacksonville, Detroit, Tennessee and Arizona. The second five wins without Harvin- included wins over Green Bay, Houston and Chicago. The offense had their two best scoring games without him as well. Granted, part of the reason the Vikings were able to excel after Harvin was put on injured reserve (and then was rarely seen around the Vikings training facility the rest of the year) was Petersons out of this world second half of the season. But it became clear that they could win without Harvin. It is also clear that if the Vikings are pinning their future hopes on quarterback Christian Ponder, he can be awful and good with or without Harvin. Looking at quarterback rating, Samantha Steeles husband had his two best games without Harvin and his two worst games with him. I might be in the minority when it comes to Percy Harvin. As talented as he is, Harvin is exactly what the young Vikings do not need. Trade Percy Harvin before he blows up the salary cap and splits the locker room. Trade Percy Harvin before it is too late.
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Minnesota will be playing in an open stadium in the near future (2014
and ’15 seasons) while a news stadium is being built making it quite likely
that fans will be rather cold for the second half of the season. They will...
In speaking with a small group of reporters, Minnesota
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team has “no intent” of trading
wide receiver Percy Harvin, according to The Pioneer Press.
Spielman added that he expects Harvin to be in camp like the
rest of the other Vikings’ players.
This of course could simply be posturing. There are now two
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is unhappy with their passing game and not his contract.
The issues between receiver Percy Harvin and the Vikings have been widely mischaracterized, according to a source close to the team. Harvin’s frustration is based around the scope of the passing game and not his contract. Harvin’s...
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says they “have no intent” of trading wide receiver Percy Harvin. They expect him to report to training camp like every other player.
There was a report last week that the Vikings will look to trade Harvin. Now that doesn’t seem to be the case.
CBS Sports reported that Harvin is unhappy...
The New England Patriots could be in the market for a wide
receiver this offseason, but could there be an interest in Minnesota Vikings
dynamic playmaker Percy Harvin? Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald notes that
Bill Belichick showed interest in Harvin when he was coming out of the
University of Florida, and she believes there could be mutual interest this
There has been a lot of speculation this past week about the status of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin.
Harvin has been the subject of many a trade rumor coming out of the Metrodome, and now is reportedly asking Minnesota for a new contract in the range of $10 million per season. That would put him among the highest-paid wide receivers in the league.
For some time now, there’s seemingly been friction between WR/returner Percy Harvin and the Minnesota Vikings, the cause of which hasn’t immediately been evident. As a result, some have speculated that he could be traded, though the return on that transaction for the Vikings would likely not be as strong as having the playmaker on [...]
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One of the off-season storylines floating around the NFL is the future of Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Percy Harvin. Though he isn't a free agent, the Vikings are still apparently ready to trade him away. And one potential landing spot could be the New England Patriots.
NFL.com has recently reported of the history between the Receiver and Bill Belichick, who courted him...
The Minnesota Vikings don’t want to pay Percy Harvin Megatron money, and they don’t intend to trade him, so we have a stalemate.
The one thing that is for certain judging from some of Harvin’s teammates, is that he’s wanted. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was on KFAN recently, and made it clear that his teammates want Harvin back.
“Obviously we want Percy back....
Christian Ponder wants his top receiver, Percy Harvin, to remain a Viking. (Credit: AP Photo/John Forschauer)
The Percy Harvin situation continues to stay volatile in Minnesota. If the Vikings organization decides to cut bait and move on without the speedy receiver, it would be a monumental blow to an offense that already needs to add weapons around quarterback Christian Ponder....
The Vikings made two key decisions last week with Leslie Frazier and Percy Harvin, publicly stating their support of each. In the bottom-line business of the NFL, they are making the right moves with a patient approach when it comes to their contracts.