The Minnesota Vikings are going to attempt to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin, according to a report from WCCO’s Mike Max. Max writes that Harvin was placed on season-ending injured reserve not because of his ankle injury, but because of a blowup with head coach Leslie Frazier.
From the report:
Multiple sources tell Max that Harvin had an embarrassing tirade directed toward Frasier, disrespecting the coach during the season when Harvin was sidelined with an injured ankle.
Teammates were present, and Max was told that is when Harvin left the team and was put on injured reserve.
Sources say teammates were disappointed in Harvin’s actions and the organization has moved toward less tolerance for that behavior.
Harvin apparently had a similar incident when Childress coached the team.
Harvin would generate a lot of interest on the trade market and the Vikings should be able to get decent compensation — they will likely aim for at least a second-round pick — for the young, dynamic receiver. It is clear that he has worn out his welcome in Minnesota and a change of scenery could be best for everyone involved.