Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email
Photo

Percy Harvin's Future in Minnesota

  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#1 twins4121

twins4121

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • 23 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

In a recent article on NFL.com, there was speculation that Percy Harvin's ankle injury may not have been the only factor in his trip to the IR. With problems in his past in Minnesota (Missing practices, Health Concerns, and Demanding to be traded last June) what will the Vikings do with him this off season as we approach his contract year? Obviously a player of his caliber can help us win, but not if he is a thorn in the locker room. What could we get for him via trade if the Vikings decide not to extend him?

Here is the article Vikings' Percy Harvin, Leslie Frazier reportedly clashed - NFL.com

#2 Thor

Thor

    Member

  • Members
  • 44 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Does that make him a restricted free agent? Then is it a sign and trade or something like that? I would trade him for Alex Smith or Matt Flynn!

#3 diehardtwinsfan

diehardtwinsfan

    Twins Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 9,950 posts
  • LocationThe charred ruins of BYTO

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

He's got another year on his deal.

#4 twins4121

twins4121

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • 23 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

He's got another year on his deal.


Yes, next year is his last year. If we don't trade him this off season we let him walk in 2014. I see no chance of him extending with us

#5 Thor

Thor

    Member

  • Members
  • 44 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Sorry I didn't read the first post right. I think he is as good as gone. I would bet on a holdout if he isn't traded or offered a huge contract. I would trade him for either of the afforementiond QBs straight up or take what draft pick I could get for him. Maybe him and swapping first round picks would allow us to move up in the first round or maybe him and moving down in the first round would garner an extra second and 4th round pick.

#6 luke829

luke829

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 325 posts
  • LocationGrand Marais

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

With his comments this past off-season, I think the writing is pretty much on the wall.
Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.

#7 Kobs

Kobs

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 305 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Guys who can't stay healthy are not that valuable. Even when Harvin plays, he seemingly has to sit out half the game with one ailment or another. What are the odds Harvin is ever available if the Vikings are ever in the midst of a deep playoff run?

#8 TheLeviathan

TheLeviathan

    Twins News Team

  • Twins News Team
  • 12,862 posts

Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

You move Percy for draft picks, preferably after he's had a few good weeks next year. I love Percy, I think he's a ridiculous talent, but he can't stay on the field and he's clearly done with this organization. I say move on.

#9 DaveW

DaveW

    Bullies never win

  • Members
  • 11,704 posts

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

You move Percy for draft picks, preferably after he's had a few good weeks next year. I love Percy, I think he's a ridiculous talent, but he can't stay on the field and he's clearly done with this organization. I say move on.


Yeah, I think they try to get rid of him before the start of next season personally, in season trades seem tough to pull off. I'd try to get a 2 or a 3 for him. Then use a 3rd and maybe a 4th or 5th to try to land Cousins from Washington, or a 4th alone to land Alex Smith.

Go out and sign one of the good WR's on the market, and draft another one to be your #2 (I like Kenny Stills) in the 2nd or 3rd round.

#10 Westgaard66

Westgaard66

    Member

  • Members
  • 76 posts

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

Trade him to Jacksonville. Then they can get Tebow.

Then we can all laugh at them.

#11 Badsmerf

Badsmerf

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 2,548 posts

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:30 AM

Trade him to Jacksonville. Then they can get Tebow.

Then we can all laugh at them.

Because that combination worked so poorly in college?
Do or do not. There is no try.

#12 DaveW

DaveW

    Bullies never win

  • Members
  • 11,704 posts

Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Because that combination worked so poorly in college?


While we are at it, let's bust Lawrence Phillips out of jail and pair him with Tommie Fraiser!

#13 FrodaddyG

FrodaddyG

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 536 posts

Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

While we are at it, let's bust Lawrence Phillips out of jail and pair him with Tommie Fraiser!

And call up Eric Crouch! I bet he can still afford a cell phone. Then again...

#14 DaveW

DaveW

    Bullies never win

  • Members
  • 11,704 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

And call up Eric Crouch! I bet he can still afford a cell phone. Then again...


Actually he is doing quite well these days. On FX main football crew

#15 Joe

Joe

    Member

  • Members
  • 93 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

Actually he is doing quite well these days. On FX main football crew


Realistically, what is Percy's trade value?


What is people's infatuation with backup QB's that can't beat out the awful counterparts - outside of Russel Wilson...? Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, and Matt Flynn will all probably be cut at the end of the year.


I don't anyone outside of the people in the Viking's locker can say for sure, but has Percy really been a Randy Moss like distraction? Analysts were calling this guy the most gifted offensive talent before his injury. Do you really give him up for a 2nd round pick or Alex Smith when you have all the cards? I can't imagine the Vikings settling for anything less than a mid first round pick, and even then, I don't think they'd do that. Paul Allen and Paul Charchian were talking about this a couple weeks ago on PA's show. They were pretty up in arms about it.

#16 DaveW

DaveW

    Bullies never win

  • Members
  • 11,704 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Percy is an injury prone WR who isn't a true #1 who also has clashed with both coaches he has had in the league. Nobody is going to give up a mid first round for him.

#17 Joe

Joe

    Member

  • Members
  • 93 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Percy is an injury prone WR who isn't a true #1 who also has clashed with both coaches he has had in the league. Nobody is going to give up a mid first round for him.


Is he injury prone? How many games has he missed because of injury prior to this "injury?" I'm pretty sure it is either 1 or 0.

He's not a true #1 wide receiver? The guy was the leading the league in yards and receptions for almost the first half of the year. He isn't your protypical #1, but he's a legit #1. Not to mention he is the best kick returner in the NFL.

Did Percy clash with Childress? I don't remember that. Does that even matter if he did? Did anyone like Childress???? Anyways, a lot of players clash with their coaches. In my opinion, this is the only one that will affect his trade value. If anything else goes sour publicly, his value will be tarnished considerably.

#18 twins4121

twins4121

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • 23 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Is he injury prone? How many games has he missed because of injury prior to this "injury?" I'm pretty sure it is either 1 or 0..



Why don't you pull up your NFL reference there joe joe... He has missed countless practices and several games due to migranes so far with the vikings

#19 Joe

Joe

    Member

  • Members
  • 93 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

Why don't you pull up your NFL reference there joe joe... He has missed countless practices and several games due to migranes so far with the vikings


He missed 3 prior to this year. 2 His rookie year, and 1 the following year. Played every game last year. Is that injury prone?

Countless practices? I'm not sure if I really care or not? Seems like AP usually practices once a week because of various strains and what not during the season? I dunno.

#20 Thor

Thor

    Member

  • Members
  • 44 posts

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

I don't see any way that Percy reports to camp next year if they don't move him. That turns it into a media circus and increases the chances of him having a off year. I agree that Alex Smith will be cut after the year. I am not so sure about Matt Flynn. Those are the only 2 QBs that will be available that I think would warrant a look in the offseason(including the draft) I doubt you could get anything in the first round for him unless it was move up a couple spots and give Percy and our first. May be able to move him and move down a few spots and add a second rounder.