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Last season, Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings defied the odds to pip the Green Bay Packers to the NFC North title. This year, Mike Zimmer will have to re-think his strategy however after Bridgewater was ruled out for the entire 2016 campaign after a serious ACL tear – and Vikings fans are already adopting a negative outlook to the upcoming campaign.
Bridgewater’s injury has put the wheels in motion regarding a potential trade for a new starting quarterback. The Vikings have been linked with a number of proven veteran signal callers, including Josh McCown and Mike Glennon, but San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick may be the best option; despite his glaring issues both on and off the field. The San Francisco man lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert last season and it doesn’t look like he will be able to convince new head coach Chip Kelly to trust him with that particular role again.
Minnesota Vikings had fixed and decided to sale the Percy Harvin.
Confirmed from the Fox Sports inside and Jay Glazer of NFL Netword contributor that Vikings have agreed to a trade that will send Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a trio of draft picks. Once Harvin passes a physical, the Vikings will receive the Seahawks’ first-round (No. 25 overall) and seventh-round selections in 2013, along with a mid-round pick in 2014.
Vikings are one of the lead suitors for free agent wideout Mike Wallace. While quarterback Christian Ponder would be armed with a pair of big-play threats, Minnesota could very well be preparing itself to part ways with Harvin. The Minnesota Vikings may have found a cure to the anticipated headache of re-signing wide receiver Percy Harvin.
Percy Harvin trade talk is all the rage as the Vikings front office enters the NFL combine this week, but their mercurial wide receiver still is not commenting.
Harvin, who went to retrieve something from his silver Mercedes, waved off an approaching reporter in the driveway of the former Pro Bowler’s Florida home Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19. Speculation about Harvin’s future in Minnesota has been swirling, with the receiver entering the final year of his rookie deal.
“I got nothing to say about any of that,” Harvin said before retreating into his house and closing the front door.
Harvin has not addressed his situation since issuing a statement through the Vikings on Dec. 6 saying he was “disappointed” his Week 9 ankle injury forced him to be placed on season-ending injured reserve. He has not spoken to the media since hobbling into the locker room on crutches Nov. 5, the day after he was injured in a loss at Seattle.
It was reported last week that the Minnesota Vikings were actively trying to trade Percy Harvin, thus ridding themselves of the problem he’s become. But while a trade of Harvin isn’t out of the question, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is saying publicly that the team has “no intent” to trade Harvin this offseason. No intent — meaning they don’t want to trade him but if they have to, they aren’t going to say no.
After bulking up on wide receivers during the 2012 season, the San Francisco 49ers must consider bulking up even more on wide receivers during the 2013 offseason.
Two of their wideouts, Randy Moss and Ted Ginn, will become unrestricted free agents next month and two others, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams, suffered ACL tears late in the season. For the second year in a row, only one wide receiver — Michael Crabtree — was consistent from start to finish during the season and can be penciled in as a starter when the 2013 season begins.
All of which makes San Francisco a potential landing spot for Percy Harvin, whom the Vikings reportedly are willing to trade.
Sources tell WCCO’s Mike Max that the No. 1 reason Percy Harvin left the team this season was not his injury, but it was motivated by a blowup he had with Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.
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.