Percy Harvin reportedly told Vikings he wants trade
Percy Harvin is dissatisfied with his contract situation and it is well known that he wants out of Minnesota if the Vikings do not plan to give him a big deal. The latest report says Harvin has told the Vikings he doesn’t want to play for them and that he wants to be traded.
Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman reported Saturday that Harvin will not attend the team’s offseason workouts next month. Hartman also says “good sources around the NFL” say that Harvin has “told the Vikings that he doesn’t want to play for them and wants to be traded.”
Harvin is under contract for the upcoming season, though he is only scheduled to make $2.755 million, per Rotoworld. He reportedly is seeking Calvin Johnson money with his next contract. Another recent report said Harvin is so fixated on his contract situation that he threatened to walk out on the team last year after his ex-college teammate Aaron Hernandez got a contract extension from the New England Patriots.
The bottom line is that Harvin seems to be disgruntled. He is worth much more money than he is signed for, but the Vikings don’t seem to have much incentive to pay him more than he is scheduled to earn. If they can get some value for him in a trade, that might be pleasing to all parties. However, keep in mind that it was reported last year that Harvin wanted to be traded, but he still played the season for the Vikings. The difference is he only had three years of service entering last season, whereas he has four now, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.
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