Percy Harvin will be starting a new chapter in his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013. After four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the speedy utility receiver is heading to the West Coast to join an up-and-coming franchise in Seattle. While it didn’t get ugly before his departure in Minnesota, things weren’t exactly just fine and dandy.
There were rumors of bad blood between Harvin and Leslie Frazier, which he denies. There were rumors that he was placed on IR last season, not only because of an injury. He didn’t return to the team after his ankle sprain, and overall, Harvin just didn’t want to be in Minnesota. The Vikings weren’t willing to give him the mega-deal he requested, so it was the right move when Seattle came calling with a first round pick.
With the Seahawks already in position to make a postseason run in 2013, it was worth taking a gamble by trading the No. 25 overall pick. When a team is so close to having a chance to play for a Super Bowl, dealing to get a talent like Harvin isn’t a bad call. With No. 11 now on the roster, Seattle is almost assured of improving on offense from a season ago.
But will all of Harvin’s ‘off the field’ issues go away? Will he mature as he starts this new chapter in his career?
Even though he wasn’t a huge distraction in Minnesota, he wasn’t the epitome of a team player either. Seattle fans will have to hope that he’s finally satisfied after getting his big payday, and that he gets along with Pete Carroll. If Harvin isn’t happy after getting paid and traded to a Super Bowl contender, the guy has problems.
There’s no more time for whining or demands from Percy Harvin. It’s time he shuts up, and just plays football to the best of his ability. He needs to mature as a professional athlete, and enter the next stage of his career the right way.
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