Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has reportedly asked the Minnesota Vikings to trade him, citing multiple ‘problems’ that have arisen and contributed to this request. Harvin has been unhappy for a little while now in Minnesota, and it appears as if things have reached a boiling point.
Harvin has played his entire four year NFL career with the Vikings, making big plays as a receiver, kick returner and running back at times. He has also missed many games throughout that time span with migraine headaches, but he appeared to be getting much better last season.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that all is well with Harvin and the Vikes.
“I’ll just put it this way — it’s a lot of different things that have to be sorted out,” Harvin said after the Vikings’ minicamp began. “Just haven’t been real happy lately. So, we’ve got a couple things to work on. I’m here in the classroom, so we’ll go from here.”
That was Tuesday. You have to wonder what went that much worse within a day to cause Harvin to request that the Vikings trade him.
Either way, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier does not appear too worried that everything cannot be worked out with Harvin in Minnesota. After all, he is not the first player to ask for a trade, only to back off that stance within a short amount of time.
It is unclear exactly why Harvin has voiced his displeasure and asked to be dealt. It could be money, which is usually the most common problem. It could also be how the Vikings have handled his migraine and other health issues. It could be that he is sick of losing, although it was not always all that bad for Harvin in Minnesota. But rather than speculate, time will tell why Harvin became so disgruntled so quickly. At least, publicly.