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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