A league source tells us that receiver Percy Harvin has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.
Per the source, it’s a five-year deal.
Harvin, the 22nd overall pick in the draft, was regarded in some circles as a potential top-ten talent who slid due to among other things reports of a positive marijuana result at the Scouting Combine.
The Vikings apparently plan to make Harvin a key part of the offense. In Florida, he worked both as a receiver and as a running back, with almost equal reps at both positions.
Harvin also took reps during the offseason as quarterback in the Wildcat package.
Though he’s also regarded as a potential contributor in the return game, Harvin didn’t return kickoffs or punts at Florida, given his importance to the offense. Frankly, we can’t help but wonder whether the same reasoning will apply in Minnesota.
Then again, coach Brad Childress knows he needs to win this year, and so he’ll likely use Harvin until his legs fall off.