Percy Harvin may be one of the most talented and versatile wide receivers currently playing in the NFL, but his personality off of the field has become something of a legend.
There are numerous stories of Harvin’s poor attitude from his time at the University of Florida and now those same issues are coming up with the Minnesota Vikings and it is leading many to believe that they will look to trade the troubled superstar this offseason. If Harvin is indeed available, should the Jacksonville Jaguars consider taking on the trouble?
With the uncertain future of receiver Laurent Robinson, the Jaguars are especially thin at wide receiver going into the 2013 offseason. Harvin would add a dynamic weapon to an offense that is in desperate need of another playmaker on the outside. Lining up Harvin with Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts would certainly create coverage issues for opposing defenses.
With that being said, given the off the field issues and the price the Vikings are likely seeking, Harvin does not seem like a good fit for a team entering a total rebuild. The Jaguars seem unlikely to give up valuable draft picks when new general manager Dave Caldwell has stated numerous times that he wants to build his team through the draft. Harvin also does not strike me as a guy you want hanging around a young locker room where his bad influence could rub off on other players.
Some team in a more stable situation is going to take a chance on Harvin this offseason, but the Jaguars would be wise to avoid bringing in a potential ticking time bomb when they are trying to get this franchise moving in the right direction.