League MVP believes speedster is still valuable to team.
After reports on Monday suggested that the Minnesota Vikings were looking to trade receiver Percy Harvin, team running back Adrian Peterson has urged his owners to keep hold of the volatile star.
After rumours surrounding the former MVP candidate were gathering pace, Peterson told KFAN 100.3 that Harvin should not be traded:
“To be honest with you, I don’t know if we will or not,” Peterson said
“But me, individually, and giving you my opinion, I wouldn’t trade him. I wouldn’t trade him. But that’s just me and my opinion.
“To do the the things that he’s able to do, I don’t think there will be a player able to do it better than him. Ever. He does so much, and there will never be a player who will do it better than him.”
After the best player in the league defended the troubled playmaker, the Vikings will now reconsider whether it would be wise to trade him.
The Vikings are coming off a 10-6 season and a playoff appearance and will be looking to keep hold of their best players as they start to build a championship team, something which Harvin can contribute towards.
The speedy return specialist can create plays out of nothing and would be very valuable to whatever team he finds himself on next season.
However, with the praise of a team captain and face of the franchise out in the public, the 24 year-old would be wise to start sorting his issues out with the team, and commit to the long term plans of the franchise.