Percy Harvin Trade Request a Good Reminder of His Awesomeness
By: The Football Girl | Posted: June 20, 2012
Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is unhappy with the organization and has requested a trade. But according to Jon Kwawczynski of the Associated Press, who broke the story, there is little chance of Harvin’s request being granted.
At Tuesday’s minicamp, Harvin told reporters, “there’s a lot of different things that have to be sorted out.” While those ‘issues’ have not been specified by Harvin or anyone in his camp, it’s pretty likely the conflict has to do with money.
Harvin has outplayed his rookie contract, which still has two years remaining and comes with base salaries of $915,000 this year and $1.55 million in 2013.
The Vikings would be moronic to trade Harvin, arguably the team’s second-best player behind Adrian Peterson. In three years in the league, the wide receiver has performed at an ideal upward trajectory. Here’s a quick look at his key stats:
He was also the team’s backup running back last season, rushing for 345 yards, and has been one of the league’s most explosive kick returners when put in that role.
Simply put, Harvin has mad skills. A variety of them. And keep in mind, he was able to put up last season’s numbers with a (way) past-his-prime Donovan McNabb and rookie Christian Ponder under center.
Harvin has already proven he’s no flash-in-the-pan or simply the benefactor of a great quarterback, so often the case with young wideouts. Barring injury, he is a rare talent who can be productive in any system, even a sub-par one. As evidenced in Minnesota.
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