Harvin has requested to be traded. ESPN’s John Clayton said his sources confirmed that Harvin wants out of Minnesota.
“I just put it this way, there’s a lot of different things that have to be sorted out,” Harvin said Tuesday. “Just haven’t been really happy lately. We’ve got a couple of things to work on. I’m here in the classroom. We’ll go from there.”
It’s very unlikely that a team with a lack of depth at the wide receiver would trade their best player at that position and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reiterated those thoughts via his Twitter account. Harvin is a rising star who is still under contract for two more seasons so with that wish unlikely to be granted Harvin, Coach Leslie Frazier and the Vikings will have to resolve these issues before training camp starts.
“I really feel like when he and I sit down and talk in depth,” Frazier said, “whatever is in his heart or on his mind, we’ll get through it.”
Harvin worked out with the team Tuesday afternoon despite still recovering from offseason shoulder injury. Still participating in team activities for an organization that seems to be in a rebuilding phase after consecutive last place finishes within their division.
“I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’ve been watching tape, but it’s just working on things from last year,” Harvin said when asked about the offense. “I’m into it, but like I said, I’m not happy with things, so I haven’t really been in tune to (personnel) and stuff right now.
“Overall, just watching game film and breaking down quarterbacks, breaking down myself, defenses I may face that I faced last year, things like that.”
The whole situation is interesting considering that earlier this offseason the young Harvin pledged to be a leader while attending voluntary practices while recovering from surgery. It still remains unclear what exactly Harvin is unhappy with, whether it be the young and inconsistent quarterback or not wanting to be part of a rebuilding process but for now Harvin is a Viking and don’t look for that to change anytime soon.