Report: Vikings will try to trade WR Percy Harvin


Report: Vikings will try to trade WR Percy Harvin

It's no secret that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin @Percy_Harvin and head coach Leslie Frazier aren't exactly best friends. Most notably, the two reportedly had a very heated exchange near the end of the regular season, which led to Harvin bailing on the team. That's one reason why, as Mike Max from CBS 4 Minnesota reported Saturday, the Vikings will attempt to trade the former first-rounder during the offseason.
The Vikings placed Harvin on injured reserve on Dec. 5. At that point, Harvin, one of the top wideouts in fantasy football, had missed the past three games due to an ankle injury. But teammates reportedly told Max that Harvin's departure following the argument with Frazier directly led to him being placed on IR.
In just nine games last season, Harvin gained 773 yards from scrimmage and scored five total touchdowns.
Frazier said last week that Harvin did show up for his end-of-season physical and was medically cleared.

Fantasy Analysis:

Harvin has butted heads with both of his head coaches at the pro level. That plus the fact he's entering his contract year are the top reasons why Minnesota will be looking to make a deal. It will be a story worth tracking all spring and summer long. Even if Harvin remains with the Vikings and has to once again depend on Christian Ponder next season, he should be drafted as a top-10 WR.

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Someone please explain the thought process of the current day pampered prima-dona athlete. Players with me-me-me attitudes like Percy Harvin and Titus Young are destined to have Ocho-Cinco like careers. Lockeroom Cancers.

Posted by: 02/11/13 05:39 PM

It's not a new phenomenon. See: Rickey Henderson, Deion Sanders, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Allen Iverson, etc, etc ... and all of those guys are or going to be Hall of Famers. Many great athletes are self-absorbed. They will say ridiculous stuff and can be a hassle for team chemistry, but if they produce, it will be tolerated. You need a strong coach to assert his dominance as the leader of the team and a boss in the clubhouse. Seriously, if Titus Young has an Ochocinco-like career, the Rams will take it.

Posted by:
Brian Murphy 02/11/13 08:39 PM

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