It's the off-season, and rumors are sure to be crazy from now until the end of the draft. The potential for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin to be traded has to excite you, no matter how much skepticism you reserve for NFL trade rumors.
Wow. MT @stevebateman99: Talk in Minnesota says Percy Harvin can leave for a 2nd and 4th round pick.— Eric Stoner (@ECStoner) February 11, 2013
This rumor started from Mike Max on the radio this weekend. He didn't state any sources, but the Vikings haven't disputed this rumor either. It sounds likely that if he's going to be traded it's going to occur before the NFL draft this April.
Harvin does have character concerns. He and his head coach had a couple arguments, one of those arguments supposedly, made the team place him on I.R. But with Jeff Fisher tearing the four pillars down, character concerns no longer eliminate a player from the Rams' consideration.
There are issues with Harvin. His character concerns are one. Add his price tag and injury history, and that's when things get iffy. Harvin is in the last year of his contract, but he's expected to make big money when that contract ends. The Rams would have to have to agree on a contract extension when they make the trade, and it would most likely be higher than $6 million or more a year, maybe even as much as $10 million per year.
Harvin could be worth it. He is a playmaker, something that the Rams need on their roster. He runs the ball (683 yards and 4 touchdowns in 4 years), he catches the ball ( 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns), and even returns kickoffs (5 touchdowns). Harvin doesn't even seem as injury prone as you hear. He played 15,14,16, and 9 game in his last four seasons. I also haven't heard anything about his horrible migraines lately.
This move would cost the Rams either a 1st rounder, or a 2nd and a 4th, maybe even a 2nd and a third rounder in the draft, and some big money since his contract is ending. But it's a move that the Rams should strongly consider if they want Sam Bradford to have weapons.