Adrian Peterson on Percy Harvin trade: "I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach"

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Harvin and coach Leslie Frazier may have had a hard time getting along, but Percy is AP's "homie."
Today, the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to Seattle for first- and seventh-round picks this year and a mid-round pick next year.

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Reaction to the trade has been mixed. Some Seattle fans are concerned that despite his electric playmaking abilities, Percy's numbers and history of off-the-field issues don't justify surrendering a first-round selection for his services, especially when an elite receiver like Brandon Marshall was deemed to be worth no more than a third-rounder last offseason (see a funny video about those concerns here). But others, including MVP running back Adrian Peterson, think there's no justification for trading away one of the NFL's most dynamic threats.

This afternoon, AP hopped on Twitter and offered up his reaction to today's big Vikings news: It's understandable that AP would be upset about the offensively challenged Vikings trading away their second-best offensive player. But he has more than $80 million reasons to keep his unhappiness in check, even if the Vikings decide to roll into next season with a wide receiver corps of Jerome Simpson, Devin Aromashodu, and the ghost of Troy Williamson.


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Steve Rood
Steve Rood

Anyone who says AP has 80 million reasons to keep his unhappiness in check knows nothing about how NFL contracts work.

David Dodds
David Dodds

not much of a team player when you don't come to see your team on a playoff run see ya

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

No, I'm playing...I just didn't see the check mark logo thingy in the pics of the tweets...and I hardly trust this internet contraption

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

Anyway...I'm noticing that those tweets aren't from a verified Adrian Peterson account, so I'm still going to assume it is some random person pretending they're special...I could be wrong though

Michael Kleber-Diggs
Michael Kleber-Diggs

Rehabbed away from the team. Was out of communication pretty much the whole time. There were red flags all over the place, and while he may go on to great success, I'm not sure he bought in to what we are trying to do here. AND we got a first round pick in the bargain? Sounds good to me. Best wishes to the Vikings (and to Percy too).

Jonathon Richter
Jonathon Richter

Draft a defensive player with the 23rd, use the 25 for Austin out of WVU or Swoop out of A&M, whichever one is still on the board, and sign a WR out of FA.

Melanie King Ringstad
Melanie King Ringstad

Between the headaches, the injuries and the desire to leave the Vikings, I say see ya! He might be talented, but he actually has to be on the field to see that talent.

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

We did win the hardest part of the schedule last year, and each game was a NEED TO WIN game...without Harvin?...no way!...yet true

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

Oh, Silence yourself A.P. You need someone who will take some of the hits away from you throughout the season

Branden Strot
Branden Strot

i guess he didnt notice that harvin hasnt played in like 2 years.

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