Minnesota Vikings Need to Figure Out a Way to Work Things Out With Percy Harvin

By Dan Parzych
(Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

Despite reaching the Wild Card round of the playoffs, the argument can be made the Minnesota Vikings would of had a better shot against the Green Bay Packers with a healthy Percy Harvin in the lineup–who only played in nine games last season before being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Harvin proved to be a threat at times when healthy in the lineup and was easily Christian Ponder‘s favorite target in the passing game, but it looks like the team is strongly considering a trade this off-season involving the wideout.

If Harvin is so much of a threat to the offense, why is the team considering a trade?

For starters, there was an argument earlier in the season between Harvin and head coach Leslie Frazier that numerous members of the Vikings witnessed–which is never a good sign. On top of that, Harvin is entering the final year of his contract and had previously hinted in the past he would like to be traded–so Minnesota most likely feels the need to try and get something in return instead of just losing Harvin in general.

As nice as it would be to see both sides work things out, it seems like Harvin will in fact be on the move this off-season as the Vikings. On the bright side, at least Minnesota managed to finish the 2012 regular season on a strong note without Harvin and still make the playoffs–so maybe a trade would be the best thing for both parties at this point.

Still, Harvin has proven over the years how effective he can be in the passing game when healthy and if the Vikings were smart–they”d try to figure out a way to make the wideout happy heading into the 2013 season.

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