"Are afterburners legal in the NFL?" - CB Darrelle Revis
Let me start this by saying that this is inspired by Incarcerated Bob, who, after Nnamdi-gate, Nnamageddon, whatever you want to call it, has zero credibility with me. But good ol' Bob just tweeted that the New York Jets have called the Minnesota Vikings about acquiring Percy Harvin. The Jets, first of all, loved Harvin coming out of college and were interested in him after drafting Mark Sanchez. Furthermore, Harvin was apparently unhappy with the Vikings organization and his contract earlier this offseason. That seems to have been smoothed over and Harvin is back in camp.
The Jets seem to be very down on Jeremy Kerley's work ethic and he appears to have a serious hamstring issue (it was called a "pull," not a "tweak"). Harvin would fill the slot position and give us more of a wildcard on offense besides Tim Tebow and Antonio Cromartie. All of that said, if he were available, would you want Harvin? How much would you be willing to give up for him?
For me, I'd want to wait until at least after this pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals to see what we have with the receivers. If Patrick Turner or Chaz Schilens really steps it up, then maybe it's not necessary. But if our receiving corps is a really inexperienced and raw as it seems, it may not hurt to acquire Harvin. I would personally be willing to give a fourth rounder at most. I'm not sure if that would be enough to get him, but it's worth the discussion. Do you want Percy Harvin? At what cost?
Edit: Someone brought up a good point to me that there is "no WAY that the Vikings would trade Harvin." They're probably right. But I think the question can still be asked, if it's at all possible, if there's a chance, would you want him, and for what? Is there another receiver that you want that we can still get? Just don't say Braylon Edwards.