Vikings quarterback is confident Harvin will still be with them for the new season.
With doubts surrounding Percy Harvin’s future at the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Christian Ponder hopes he won’t be traded.
“Obviously we want Percy back,” he told KFAN-FM on Friday. “He’s a tremendous player and he’s a Viking. And those are tough shoes to fill, and we don’t want to fill them. He’s a heck of a player and a heck of a part of this offense and this team in general. Of course we want him back.”
However, there was further speculation after Ponder went on to speak in the past tense about Harvin in the same interview, stating they “had” a good relationship.
The issue between Harvin and the Vikings is understood not to be just his contract as first thought, but also his frustrations over Minnesota’s passing game which has led to suggestions that the Vikings front office are looking to trade.
It is an issue that has left many experts perplexed considering Harvin’s numbers from last season. Harvin was having the best season of his career last year, and his name was mentioned amongst the top receivers in the NFL.
General manager Rick Spielman said on Friday that the team had no plans to trade their best receiver, while there will be further talks ahead of the new season with the hope he will remain.
For now, it appears as though Harvin will be back in Minnesota in 2013, where he is due to earn $2.9 million in the final year of his contract.