Oct 14, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) talks to a teammate during the pre-game warmups at FedEx Field against the Washington Redskins. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Offseason Drama: Percy Harvin Will Hold Out Without New Contract


A league source says Percy Harvin plans to hold out if the Vikings don’t give him a new contract. Harvin will skip all offseason activities and training camp and might be willing to miss games, says the source. Harvin’s current deal would pay him $2.9 million for 2013 which is obviously way below what he’s worth. I mean the guy’s practically an MVP candidate. When he’s not nursing a sprained ankle and/or bruised ego.

On the Harvin Newsquake Richter scale this is about a 2.2. Not exactly earth-shattering. We’ve known for a long time that Percy wants a new contract. And he’s earned a new contract. The question is, will he get that new contract with the Vikings or some other team after the Vikings trade him?

The minimum Percy wants is a new contract. But that might not be all he wants. He might want out of Minnesota altogether. A big-time contract offer may not be enough to change his mind. This could all be heading inexorably toward a trade. And if Harvin gets traded there will be a lot of angry Viking fans.

It’s easy to say “Just pay the man” but this situation is clearly more complicated. Percy has issues with more than just his contract. He has issues with the quarterback for sure. He seems to have issues with the coach. He may have issues with the training staff. This guy is just a bundle of issues.

And despite these issues, he will get paid big-time in 2013. But maybe not by the Vikings.

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  • nitty64

    This is my take on this whole situation this Percy thing could be easily solved and not necessarily with a new contract. I believe Rick Spielman is a poor GM and I’m willing to bet in 2 years he’ll be gone from the Vikings organization if the Wilf’s are really serious about winning a superbowl. If I were Ziggy Wilf I would summon Harvin, his agent, Spielman, Frazier, and Ponder to my office. During this gathering I would set this rule “We agree to disagree” if something needs to be said now is the time to say it. Allow each party to air it out and then let Ziggy make the call whether pay Percy or trade him. But Ziggy must also be mindful if they decide to trade Percy he may wind up hoisting a Lombardi Trophy before the Vikings will. Billick, Tomlinson, Birk, Mckinnie, and probably others I do not recall are all people who were at one time in the Vikings organization who are SB champs. As a fan I get tired of ex Vikings getting the SB Trophys in places other than Minnesota. And as far as Bryant McKinnie is concerned one has to ask himself is Harbaugh better at getting his players to play than Frazier? McKinnie didn’t get any better just more committed to winning. Face it folks this team has a HISTORY of letting others win championships in places other than in Minnesota. A new billion dollar stadium is in the works and the tax payers of Minnesota should be demanding top coaches, players, and a committment from the Wilfs to bring us a championship. Our WR corps sucks so bad now how in the hell can we afford to let Harvin go? One last thing why is Musgrave still on the payroll?

  • Mike

    Then the franchise will be on trouble for a few more years. Instead of improving, they keep going backwards. Swallow your pride and sign one of the best players in the league. Competing for a Super Bowl is more fun than watching a loosing franchise.

  • 41-0

    All the players on the vikings need to stand up for harvin and tell them he is as important as AP for this team we need harvin pay him Wut ever it takes he’s better then any free agent Wr he’s more dangerous then Calvin Johnson