MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 7: Wide receiver Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings gets ready for the game with the Arizona Cardinals at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 7 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
If you're looking to make headlines by asking for a trade... this is really the time of year to do it. With minicamps concluding around the league and training camps still a month or more away, the NFL usually goes dormant right about now, but the appetite for more football does not. So Percy Harvin's trade demand came at the perfect time.
The 3-year vet reportedly wants out for reasons that aren't exactly clear. He may want more money, he may not be happy with his expected role in the Vikings offense... Whatever the reason he seems set on getting out of Minnesota.
I'd say it's a pretty clear no. Harvin is talented for sure. He's a good WR and very good kick returner who can also lineup at halfback on occasion. He does have an injury history, but is also just the kind of quick, hard to tackle player the Eagles like.
Problem is, they've already got enough of these guys. DeSean Jackson is probably more a dangerous WR than Harvin, while not quite the return man. Harvin returns kicks and Jackson punts, but Harvin has found the end zone more. Jeremy Maclin is at least as good as Harvin already as WR. LeSean McCoy is as much of a threat to take a quick pitch or toss to flat to the house as Harvin.
Plus, DeSean Jackson & LeSean McCoy just got big contracts. Jeremy Maclin is making decent money and could get himself an extension next year... Harvin in the slot would make the Eagles arsenal in the passing game probably the deadliest in the NFL, but there's just not going to be room to also pay a guy like Harvin. You can't build a team where all your money is tied up in WRs.