Nov 4, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
CBS has reported that the Vikings are looking to trade Percy Harvin due to his behavior…Should Thomas Dimitroff make a move for him? I don’t he should… It’s been reported he has a ‘Moody’ attitude, that has resulted to heated arguments with Brad Childress and even current Head Coach Leslie Fraiser. Even his reported ankle injury that caused him to miss several games last season was a supposed ‘punishment’ for his lack of discipline in the locker room. Still, I’m sure a lot of teams would be interested in trading for the 5th-year playmaker out of UF. Before his injury, he was beginning to emerge as one of the better playmakers in the NFL. He’s explosive, has good enough hands and route-running to be a first option on most teams, and is great at returning punts/kicks.
Bill Bellichick is reportedly already interested in Harvin’s services; should the Falcons look to trade for him also? In my opinion, I think we should stay away from him…Far away. The Falcons have a great locker room environment, I don’t think we should risk it for one player in the last year of his rookie contract. Reading about his temper problems, I immediately thought about David Boston, the freakishly huge receiver drafted by the Cardinals out of Ohio State. After a great start to his career in Arizona (3,227 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years), he became a locker room problem in the last year of his rookie deal. He was eventually traded to San Diego, and signed to a seven-year, 47+ million dollar deal. He was traded to Miami after one year in San Diego…One year (Marty Schottenheimer cited his lazy practice habits and moodines when asked why). He was plagued by injuries and off-field issues for the rest of his career.
Will Percy Harvin suffer the same fate as David Boston? Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know him personally. He could be one of those overly-passionate players that loves to play the game. Regardless of his problems, it will be a team out there looking to acquire a player with his ridiculous skill-set. The Falcons already have too much money tied into the receiver position, and we need all of our early-round draft picks. Let some other team take a gamble on him.