When the Minnesota Vikings traded star wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks before the NFL Draft, the thought was that the move was made due to the fact Harvin was at odds with quarterback Christian Ponder. But while that still is the perception in the minds of many people, Harvin went on the record with Jim Rome to try and clear the air about his feelings about his former quarterback.
“That was false,” Harvin said to Jim Rome in regards to articles written about his dislike of Ponder. “Me and Christian had a great time together. I respect him a whole heck of a lot. I never had a problem with him; I’ve never stated I had a problem with him. I’ve never seen a problem he’s had with me; he’s never said he’s had a problem with me. [We were] on the same page, it’s just a lot of articles that tried to pick up on things that weren’t there.”
While Harvin is coming out now to say he and Ponder are a step short of being soul mates, there was plenty of tension that he’s now trying to wash over. Numerous outlets reported on Harvin’s disdain for the way Ponder was running the offense and it was a unspoken reason as to why he was shipped out of Minnesota.
Had Harvin been onboard with Ponder’s offense, there would have been no reason for the Vikings to trade him as a contract would have been easy to agree upon. That wasn’t the case and it appears as though Harvin is looking back at his days with Ponder a lot fonder now that he’s in Seattle and on a much better team.