With Percy Harvin reportedly looking to hold out for a new contract, the Minnesota Vikings will most likely look to cut ties with former 1st round pick. Harvin who has had problems with staff and injuries in his 4 seasons with the franchise, will enter the final ($2.9 million due for 2013) year of his rookie contract.
In 2010 Harvin and former head coach Brad Childress got into a heated discussion during practice, when both Childress and Harvin had to be separated by players before it got physical. Coming off of an ankle injury that season after playing the New England Patriots, Childress was said to be questioning Harvin’s effort on the practice field causing the confrontation.
The 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has proved to be a threat as a return specialist and on offense where he has been lined up as a running back and set as a receiver. He has battled migraine issues early in his career, which made him miss a few games but those problems have been cleared up from treatment.
The relationship between Harvin and the Minnesota Vikings is probably past the point of healing, so I think what is best for the franchise, even tho he is a key part of their offense and return game, is to get something for him instead of letting him walk away next season. In December, Harvin had another altercation with his head coach, this time Leslie Frazier.
Shortly after this argument, he was placed on the injured reserved list for an ankle injury which ended his season. The way things have played out between the franchise and Harvin, this could open up them trading Harvin and possibly bringing in free agent wide-receiver Greg Jennings.
Now when the time comes for Minnesota to listen to offers, what would the asking price be? And knowing his history with authority, are teams willing to give up what Minnesota would want to bring him in, knowing he could act the same way there. Guess we will have to see and find out.
A look at Harvin’s production in his 4 year span in Minnesota: Franchise single season record holder for combined yards (2,081), Pro Bowler (2009), Offensive Rookie of the Year (2009), 280 receptions for 3,300 yards (20 touchdowns), 107 rushing attempts for 680 yards (4 touchdowns), 114 kick return attempts for 3,180 yards (5 touchdowns) and 6 tackles recorded.