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« : February 12, 2013, 12:02:15 AM »



Should the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trade for Percy Harvin?

Feb 10th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

by Leo Howell







 
It was reported today that the Vikings have had enough with Percy Harvin, and will likely look to trade him this offseason. A report from a local Minnesota news outlet states that Harvin and head coach Leslie Frazier had a “blowup” and are not on good terms, and therefore the team is looking to move on without Harvin on the team. Harvin was well on his way to a 1000 yard season in 2012 before injuries, and an apparent issue with the head coach, ended his year prematurely.
 
So is this a player the Buccaneers should pursue in a trade? There are teams out there that will have a bigger need at the wide receiver position than the Buccaneers, but that shouldn’t prohibit the Bucs from entering discussions with the Vikings. Harvin is a dynamic athlete who runs good routes and shows excellent hands, and also contributes well as a return man. He would be an great fit in the slot for Tampa Bay, as he would be able to stretch the field and find seams in defenses, forcing opponents to focus on the speed of Harvin matched up against a nickel or dime defensive back. This would potentially open up more space for Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, as any of the three receivers could make a play deep down the field. Defenses would have a nightmare of a time accounting for all three receiving options for the Buccaneers, if this trade were to go down.

The question is, what would the Vikings demand for their star receiver? He is going to be a free agent in 2014, and will likely demand much more than the 3 million dollars he is set to make in 2013. The limited time left on his deal takes a chunk out of his trade value, but a season of Percy Harvin is still a  valuable trade chip for Minnesota. A high draft pick will likely be the cost for the former Gator star, so consider the cost for the Buccaneers to have to surrender a top 50 draft pick for Percy.
 
A majority of the teams that will discuss a trade for Harvin will do so in hopes of locking him up long-term, but this is something that would be unwise for the Buccaneers. With Mike Williams out of contract after 2013, as well, it would be unwise to shell out big contracts to both receivers. If the Buccaneers believe that they will not reach an agreement with Williams before 2013 begins, then bringing in Harvin gives them another in-house receiver with whom they can negotiate a long-term contract. However, it could also upset Williams to be “replaced”, and give Harvin free reign to the Buccaneers checkbook in negotiations. Should the Buccaneers be approaching a deal with Williams already, they will likely leave thoughts of a Harvin deal to other front offices, and focus on finding a cheaper, less injury-prone slot receiver.
 
As a Gator fan, I would love to see Percy Harvin in red and pewter, but I also understand the complications and risks. Harvin would likely be a one year rental in Tampa Bay, and I would hate to see the Buccaneers compromise the 2013 draft to get a season’s worth of a slot receiver.  It would be wise for Mark Dominik to call the Vikings and kick the tires, but I doubt that Harvin will be returning to play football in central Florida this offseason.
 
Would you trade for Percy Harvin? If so, what would you give up to get him? And please don’t say LeGarrette Blount, the Vikings have the best running back in the NFL and a more than competent backup.




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« #1 : February 12, 2013, 12:13:27 AM »

I would hope not, Harvin has to much baggage.

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« #2 : February 12, 2013, 12:16:35 AM »

Mike will resign but bring in Harvin too.

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« #3 : February 12, 2013, 12:18:06 AM »

Williams will be signed long term. Harvin might be an additional option if he doesn't ask for too much.


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« #4 : February 12, 2013, 12:47:27 AM »

Williams will be signed long term. Harvin might be an additional option if he doesn't ask for too much.




IDK man.  These pro athletes have an ego the size of Texas.  Mike might fancy  himself  a #1 .  So he might want to test free agency after the 2013 season and see if he can go somewhere and be THE MAN.



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« #5 : February 12, 2013, 01:18:16 AM »

Trade a choir boy for an ass whose going to want more money? Id pass on that grass.


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« #6 : February 12, 2013, 01:20:52 AM »

I would take MWilliams over Harvin if I had to choose. Also, I don't know how accurate this can because it sounds ridiculous, but Schefter earlier said Harvin will demand Larry Fitz/Megatron type money when contract extensions arrive.

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« #7 : February 12, 2013, 07:50:25 AM »

Harvin is not a Schiano guy. He is, and has always been, an A-hole.


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« #8 : February 12, 2013, 07:58:41 AM »

The writer admitting he is a gator fan just ruined every ounce of credibility.


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« #9 : February 12, 2013, 08:29:14 AM »

Just the thought of losing Mike WIlliams and signing Percy Harvin makes me want to vomit.


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« #10 : February 12, 2013, 08:39:50 AM »

We cannot lose Mike Will. Vincent Jackson would be much less productive himself without a legit #2.

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« #11 : February 12, 2013, 08:49:50 AM »

Mike will resign but bring in Harvin too.

how much would you pay both guys?

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« #12 : February 12, 2013, 08:56:04 AM »

Mike will resign but bring in Harvin too.

how much would you pay both guys?

Probably between $16-18 mil a year for both of their would be combined salaries...

So too much.


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« #13 : February 12, 2013, 09:08:09 AM »

Mike will resign but bring in Harvin too.

how much would you pay both guys?

If i had it my way I would sign them both to something similar to what Marques Colston got.
 
5 years/36 million..

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« #14 : February 12, 2013, 09:19:04 AM »

11 mil to vjax, 8 mil to harvin, 7 mil to mike will and how much to a TE?  and how much do you re-sign freeman for?  do we keep penn, nicks, and joseph?

just know that there wont be any money left for our secondary...

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