Vikings thinking about giving up on Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin is great, but what happens when he wants way too much money?

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Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. The Buccaneers defeated the Vikings 36-17. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY SportsPercy Harvin is one of the most versatile and talented wide receivers in the league. He's a great slot receiver, and he's one of the best kick and punt returners in the NFL as well.

Unfortunately, the market for slot receivers is considerably lower than that of receivers who play outside the hashmarks.

Still, Harvin is showing signs that he wants money comparable to Calvin Johnson's 8 year, $132M deal.

He still has one year under contract with the Vikings, but the feeling is that he might play the bare minimum to make it to free agency, and then figure out how much money he can get.

If that's the case, then it's clear that the Vikings need to bail on the Percy Harvin experiment and find an alternative solution.

Some are saying that Mike Wallace might be the answer, despite the fact that he's a completely different style of player. Wallace is known for his blazing speed and deep routes from the outside.

If the Vikings sign Wallace, it'll definitely be a sign that they're preparing for a clean break with Harvin, and they might even try to explore trades with teams like the Patriots and 49ers, who have been rumored to be interested.

The thing is... if Harvin is really looking for Calvin Johnson money, then it might not be worth it for any team to trade for him right now. He's absolutely delusional about his worth, and there's no way he'll get what he wants unless a GM loses his mind.

Then again... it only takes one.
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