Beyond the money or personal reasons Harvin has for wanting to leave Minnesota, we all have to agree his short headache-filled NFL career has hardly created any sort of monster mega trade lure for teams needing a wide receiver. Don’t get me wrong, Harvin has a ton of talent, yet his attitude is a real factor when trading for a player looking for a big time payday. Fans feed on trade rumors and instantly get excited with the possibly of adding more depth to their roster, but the offers might not be rolling in as fast as Harvin thinks.
If used correctly in the right type offense and in the right veteran charged locker room, Percy Harvin could be a real star in the league. He has excellent speed and is a threat after the catch on just about any play. Although the trading team is taking a bit of a risk with the history Harvin has, Mike Florio touched base on Harvin’s college days of having troubles with coaches and personnel. Also, if apparently Harvin’s headaches went away the same day Brad Childress went away, who’s to say another tough coach won’t start them back up again?
Fantasy Factor: If Percy Harvin is traded, I can guarantee I will rank Adrian Peterson about a round later than I have him now. The Vikings are still in a rebuilding mode, but without a dynamite speedster that can grab easy yardage the way Harvin can, the Vikings are going to be facing run blitz’s all year.
I’m trying to think of another team looking to unload a wide receiver to be a part of a trade, to not leave the Vikings so empty handed. The only teams I could think of are the Packers and James Jones or San Fran and Michael Crabtree, but I’m just speculating here.
Overall Harvin’s departure would be a real loss for the Vikings offense.
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