Friday, February 1, 2013
Harvin's next contract
By Tim Kavanagh
Typically, NFL teams like to extend the contracts of core, productive players prior to those players entering the final year of their contract. It removes a potential distraction (and the potential for a holdout), and it's a smart way to facilitate continuity. For the Minnesota Vikings, this means that they have a decision to make on WR/returner Percy Harvin this offseason.
Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Radio reports that due to Harvin's 2012 performance, an additional $1.45 million in 2013 salary was unlocked, pushing his base compensation next season to $2.9 million. In the scribe's view, this may provide an additional incentive for the Vikings to get a new deal done with the Florida product.
Harvin would certainly like a lucrative new deal, so it just comes down to arriving at a mutually agreeable set of contract terms. Certainly a situation on which to keep an eye as the offseason continues.