Speculation continues to run rampant around the NFL about the future of up-and-coming wide receiver Percy Harvin. The Minnesota Vikings continue to claim that the team has no intention to trade Harvin during the off-season, but the team’s best wideout isn’t happy with his current deal and is willing to holdout before the 2013 NFL season in order to agree to a new deal with the Vikings.
Although the Vikings remain adamant about not trading Harvin, the writing appears to be on the wall in Minnesota that Harvin will leave the team in some form or another. There will be no shortage of interested teams for Harvin’s services if ultimately made available by the team via trade.
As for Christian Ponder, who stands to lose his favorite target in the passing game, doesn’t want to lose Harvin saying the following via SportsRadioInterviews.com:
“Obviously we want Percy back. He’s a tremendous player and he’s a Viking. And those are tough shoes to fill and we don’t want to fill them. He’s a heck of a player and a heck of a part of this offense and this team in general. Of course we want him back.”
Before Harvin went down with a season-ending ankle injury, the former Florida standout was in the conversation for NFL MVP. Although not a strong candidate in comparison to Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos or eventual NFL MVP in fellow teammate Adrian Peterson, Harvin was still receiving consideration and was in the midst of a breakout season with the Vikings.
One of the main reasons for Harvin not being happy with his current deal and situation in Minnesota was the fact that the team shut him down for the year due to the injury. Harvin felt as if there was still time to get healthy and back on the field to help the team late in the season and in the playoffs.
As of right now, it seems as though Harvin and the Vikings are destined to part ways in some form another. It remains to be seen how the two sides will split, but a trade isn’t out of the question.