Percy Harvin requests trade from Vikings, report says
|Harvin, unhappy because of "a lot of different things," reportedly wants out of Minnesota.|
One day after telling reporters he "just [hasn't] been real happy lately" while obliquely threatening a holdout, Harvin has requested a trade from the Vikings, the Associated Press is reporting.
The AP's Jon Krawczynski reports that "league sources say Harvin has requested a trade, but doubtful it's granted."
Harvin, a 2009 first-round draft pick, is coming off the best season of his three-year Vikings career. Last year, he racked up 967 receiving yards, 345 rushing yards, and nine total touchdowns. But despite his All-Pro-level production, Percy is slated to make just $915,000 next season and won't hit free agency until after 2013. Of course, $915,000 isn't chump change, but it's a relative pittance in the hyperinflated world of major pro sports salaries.
Told yesterday of Harvin's 'I'm not happy' comments, coach Leslie Frazier expressed optimism that the situation would be handled prior to the beginning of training camp next month, saying he's "not alarmed at all."
But this morning's reports suggest the Purple should prepare for a post-Percy future, whether the team wants to or not. We'll update as more information becomes available.