With the NFL off-season officially underway, Percy Harvin’s future with the Minnesota Vikings has become a hot topic around the NFL with no telling whether or not the rising star will remain with the team moving forward or will be traded at some point before next season.
The Vikings remain adamant about not trading Harvin during the off-season, but speculation continues with many believing that the Florida product will be headed elsewhere sooner rather than later.
One team that may be interested in acquiring Harvin is the New England Patriots.
The Patriots are on the verge of losing both wide receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, the team may consider making a deal for Harvin to give Tom Brady the downfield threat that has been sorely lacking since the departure of former Viking and Patriots Randy Moss.
Harvin believes that head coach Bill Belichick is a fan of his and may have taken him in the 2009 NFL Draft if the Vikings passed on the opportunity via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald:
“I’m real familiar with (Belichick),” Harvin said. “He came down a bunch of times to talk to me, talk to the (Gators) team, talk to (quarterback Tim) Tebow. I’ve heard a lot of things (about the 2009 draft). I think if Minnesota had passed, they would have taken me.”
With Harvin’s fate still up in the air at this point in the NFL off-season, the up-and-comer ultimately landing in New England as Brady’s new go-to receiver downfield may be a distinct possibility.
The fate of Welker and Lloyd also still remains uncertain, but the consensus at this point in time appears to be that both players will be playing for another team next season paving the way for the Patriots to go after Harvin in order to fill the void at the wide receiver position.