It was reported yesterday that the Minnesota Vikings will try to trade Wide receiver Percy Harvin.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Harvin will likely hold out until he gets a new contract, since his current deal runs out after the 2013 season.
Per a league source, Harvin currently is expected to stay away from offseason workouts and training camp absent a new deal.
He’s due to make $2.9 million in 2013. It’s unclear what he wants, but high-end wideouts earn at or about eight figures annually.
And while it’s also unclear whether Harvin wants to stay in Minnesota, whether the Vikings will pay him what he wants surely has a lot to do with whether he’ll want to stay.
Because Harvin has four years of service, he could stay away from training camp and skip up to 10 weeks of the regular season while still getting credit toward the final year of his contract and becoming an unrestricted free agent next year. Though he would face significant fines and the loss of multiple game checks, a holdout is likely unless he signs a new contract.
It really sounds like the Vikings need to trade Harvin as soon as they can before this situation gets worse.