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Percy Harvin To 49ers? Rumors Circulate Around Vikings Receiver

Percy Harvin will holdout without a contract extension

Percy Harvin’s days with the Minnesota Vikings are likely coming to a close but it is unclear where the wide receiver will play in 2013. Multiple sources are reporting that Harvin could be heading to the 49ers.

The 49ers were just won win away from NFL glory this season and with Harvin on the team they could be an even more dangerous threat. Harvin would strengthen the 49ers receiving core and give Colin Kaepernick a reliable target in 2013.

The 49ers also have some valuable assets that they could trade for Harvin. It’s almost positive that Alex Smith will be leaving the team this year which will give the 49ers a little more cash to deal for Harvin.

Yahoo Sports reports that the Vikings receiver reportedly wants “top dollar” for his new contract. The 49ers will have an extra $8.5 million in the bank account when Smith leaves and they could use that to sign a new receiver.

The 49ers also have plenty of draft picks to deal. The San Francisco team has the No. 31 overall pick, three third round picks, and 14 picks overall.

But Harvin may still be too expensive for the 49ers. The team will have to shell out a lot of money to keep Kaepernick (the QB will have his renegotiate his rookie contract after next season) and they’ll also be renegotiating Michael Crabtree’s contract in a few years.

Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows writes:

“The Vikings are struggling with what to pay Harvin, who is signed only through 2013 and who is due for a contract extension. Any team that acquires him — he’ll likely want a top-wide receiver contract — will have to face the same issue. Meanwhile, Crabtree has two more years left on his rookie contract while Kaepernick is eligible to have his modest rookie deal renegotiated after next season.”

Niners Nation agrees. The blog writes that Percy is “incredibly talented” but that the 49ers aren’t in need of a top tier receiver at the moment.

What do you think? Will Percy Harvin join the 49ers?

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11 Responses to “Percy Harvin To 49ers? Rumors Circulate Around Vikings Receiver”

  1. Mitch Schuller

    Wondering if the person who wrote this article understands how to write proper English? I mean, what is wrong with this sentence: "The 49ers were just won win away from NFL glory this season".

  2. Mike Roberts

    I don't agree with NINER Nation blog a top tier wide out is what they need to go along with Crabtree I would work out a deal and also do agree on the contracts.We still have to see about our FAs also but he would look so good in RED AND GOLD.

  3. Don Steig

    Harvin needs to stay a Viking. He is way too talented to let him go anywhere. Pay him what he deserves. Then he will play even better for you.

  4. Dan Stone

    As a fan, I'd love to have Percy Harvin. A good, strong receiver to compliment Crabtree would round out the team quite well. But considering he wants a "Megatron-like" deal, I don't see it happening.

  5. Derrick D Allen

    Release Moss, we have Mario Manningham coming back and can get another slot type receiver in the draft. Trade Alex Smith for Revis and sign all key parts back including Delanie Walker and we will be even more dangerous. Culliver gave up too many key plays in the Super bowl but for the season he is solid so I want to keep him but not have him in their all the time. Niner nation rise up and continue to make smart front office decisions.

  6. Dan Taormino

    Did a child write this article? I guess if you have a high school degree you're over qualified to write for the Inquister! Kaepernick (the QB will have his renegotiate his rookie contract after next season)? "The 49ers were just won win away from NFL glory this season".

  7. Dan Taormino

    Did a child write this article? I guess if you have a high school degree you're over qualified to write for the Inquister!
    ? Kaepernick (the QB will have his renegotiate his rookie contract after next season)
    ? "The 49ers were just won win away from NFL glory this season".