The fate of wide receiver Percy Harvin with the Minnesota Vikings still remains unclear with the wideout willing to holdout in order to receive a new contract and talk of a trade potentially being on the horizon before next season.
Although Harvin seems to be headed toward an ugly divorce with the Vikings at some point during the off-season, the team remains adamant about plans not to trade the up-and-coming wide receiver according to Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk:
And Vikings general manager Rick Spielman absolutely wasn’t going to box himself in when asked about Percy Harvin.
Asked three times about the future of the disgruntled wideout during his interview at the NFL Scouting Combine, Spielman said each time the team had “no intent” to trade him.
After a miserable two-win season and a torn ACL injury suffered by superstar running back Adrian Peterson in 2011, the Vikings appeared to be on the verge of a drastic rebuilding process. Peterson’s status and ability to bounce back from the knee injury was uncertain along with Harvin clearly unhappy with his current contract with the team.
All signs pointed to another disappointing season and the team potentially starting to consider rebuilding, but the results were completely opposite of what was anticipated with the Vikings finishing the regular season with a 10-6 record and a playoff berth in the NFC. Peterson went onto win the NFL MVP award while Harvin went down for the season with an ankle injury while making a case for the award himself.
Needless to say, the future may be bright in Minnesota if GM Rick Spielman can keep the core of this team intact with Peterson, Harvin and quarterback Christian Ponder in for the long haul. Harvin remains the biggest question mark moving forward and will continue to have an uncertain future with the Vikings weighing their options.