Disgruntled Vikings’ wide receiver Percy Harvin wants a “Megatron”-sized new new deal.
“Megatron” is Detroit Lionss wide receiver Calvin Johnson. His contract is worth eight years and $132 million. The NFL’s second high paid wide receiver is Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald at eight years and $120 million.
Percy Harvin thinks he is just that good.
According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Percy Harvin sees himself as one of the league’s top players and wants to be paid accordingly. A source close to the Vikings says:
“[Harvin] is a star player in our league, but I would imagine that he sees himself in the class of the top wide receivers in our league. I do know at his production, when he was healthy, he was producing along with Larry and Calvin and those guys. I could see Harvin’s agent making the argument that he deserves their type of pay.”
Will Percy Harvin get a Megatron sized deal? Probably not with the Vikings. He is reportedly at odds with head coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier just received a contract extension after leading Minnesota to the playoffs in his second season. That would indicate the Vikings have chosen sides.
“When you are under contract, the team controls the situation, not the player. I hope he doesn’t think a tactic like that would work if that’s what he’s thinking.”
Percy Harvin is entering the last year of his rookie contract. It will see him earning $2.9 million. When healthy, Harvin has proved to be one of the most explosive playmakers on the field. He has had trouble staying on the field however, which could affect his negotiations.
What do you think? Will Percy Harvin get a Megatron sized contract next season? Will he still be a Minnesota Viking?