In expressing his unhappiness with the Vikings, receiver Percy Harvin has yet to utter the one phrase that always confirms it’s about the money. Specifically, he hasn’t said, “It’s not about the money.”
So maybe it’s really not about the money.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, it actually isn’t about the money. While the reason(s) for Harvin’s unhappiness remain unknown, the source explains that Harvin isn’t looking to be traded because he wants a new deal.
As the source explained it, if Harvin truly wanted a new contract, he would at least have skipped the offseason program, and quite possibly the mandatory minicamp. Keep in mind that Harvin is represented by Joel Segal, who represents Titans running back Chris Johnson. The same Chris Johnson who parlayed a lengthy 2011 holdout into a significant new contract.
So if Harvin wanted a new deal, he’d most likely be withholding services.
Regardless, circumstantial evidence to prove it’s not about Harvin contract isn’t necessary. A source with knowledge of the situation says it’s truly not about the contract.
UPDATE 9:13 p.m. ET: Harvin has taken to Twitter, claiming that his unhappiness isn’t about money. While that sort of kills the wordplay used to tee off this blurb, it really isn’t about the money.