Percy to holdout?..
Well that sucks! But, they do work the shit out of that kid with all the different things he does for us...I'd say he does deserve more than 1-1.5 mil/year. Hopefully, we've still got a lil wiggle to get something done! With Peterson questionable, Harvin is the best offensive player we have.
Originally Posted by Johnson14
He's 3 yrs into a 5 yr deal, had durability issues and is not in anyone's top 5/10 wrs in the league, not sure he has too much leverage.
he's undoubtedly has the upper hand in this deal...unless we want to get tough and use him as an example.
This is actually a GOOD sign. It means he was a longer deal, which means he will stick around for the right amount of money.
I was starting to get worried he would be gone the second his contract was up (or an extremely high priced franchise tag).
Now ... the contract he signed was $12 million over 5 years ... so him acting like he is getting short changed now for $1 million is not exactly fair since he got a decent front-load on a contract that averages $2.41 million per year.
Is he worth more than $2.41 million per year on the open market. No question about it. So, I see what he is saying and I am sure the team understands, but it is still business on both sides.
As said before though ... to get more money ... there normally is extension involved. I felt like we might have him two more years and then at age 26 he would be hitting the market and getting mega paid elsewhere. If we can use this as a chance to lock him up for seven years (until he is about 30-31 years old) then I think it is most certainly in our best interest to at least negotiate.
This isn't a huge surprise. The contract itself was majorly front loaded, so he is getting less money this year than he was in his first three years. The contract was built with this in mind - if he performed he had an avenue to rework his contract. If not, we wouldn't be overpaying him.
Not a big deal - he will get some kind of extension. I am with midgensa, I see this as a way to secure him for a long term deal.
I did laugh when I read that Percy Harvin is not top five in his position. Maybe not in stats versus all other receivers, but I would say that he is top two in the slot position. And if Simpson can stretch the field effectively, I think we could see a break out year for Harvin this year. Better to get the deal done now after he comes off from surgery than wait until he makes the pro bowl this year... :)
7 more years of injuries and missing games? This is our best bet?
Just playing the other side.
Playing the other side is fair.
Originally Posted by Webby
He has missed THREE GAMES in THREE YEARS. Just because he is constantly listed on the injury report does not mean he is missing time. He does have THREE other games in which he was used VERY sparingly (practically not at all) ... so even if you add those he is playing 14 games a years.
Anybody who thinks that Percy is not a legit Top 10-20 receiver in this league are delusional. If he had a quarterback like Brady he would BLOW Welker's numbers out of the water.
And people also seem to forget that he RUSHED for 350 yards last year as well.
He is extremely versatile and has been in the top 7 in total yards all 3 years he has been in the league.
He is worth a TON more money. And he is worth the Vikings investing into over the long haul.
My opinion: Pay the man.
He's always been a hell of a playmaker for us and in a position that we don't have a whole lot of depth in I say extend his contract and pay him. Was listening to Barreiro on KFAN and there was some talk that this whole thing may be related to the quarterback situation. I highly doubt that and he's simply doing what all NFL players do when they want more money and that's to tell that they're "unhappy" to a reporter, which snowballs into the media talking about it which usually results in a contract being re-done. Nothing really newsworthy here I think he'll get his payday.
Can't blame him. He's underused and underpaid. He could be 10x the receiver Steve Smith is in Carolina, but our staff thinks he's undersized and fragile (using him on only 48% of offensive snaps last season). Fact of the matter, our coaching staff completely lacks any ability to develop, or use, talent effectively. It's been that way since 2006.
This sounds familiar... have I said this before?