Percy Harvin wants out of Minnesota
Percy Harvin wants out of Minnesota but right now it doesn’t sound like the Vikings have any interest in even considering that option.
Harvin showed up for what should have been a quiet minicamp this week and turned it upside down by coming public with his discontent. Harvin wants a new contract but he has two years remaining on his rookie deal.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman pointed out the club has a history of extending the contracts of players entering the final year of their deals. Harvin, though, has two years remaining.
“(Harvin's) a vital part of us moving forward with this team,” Spielman said, according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He’s a young, very talented player.”
Fowler reported that there is more to Harvin’s situation than just the money. He says it is “not the sole driving force” right now but let’s keep in mind that money is at the root of nearly all player issues in the NFL. Who are we kidding here?
But Harvin has a history of not being happy. He quarreled at times with former coach Brad Childress and it seems now that he’s not happy with the current situation under Leslie Frazier coming off the team’s 3-13 season.
Harvin hinted already that his issues would need to be resolved before he shows up for training camp next month. Now, we’ll see if the Vikings and the wide receiver can mend their differences. Because it would be a real surprise if the Vikings would begin working to trade him.
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