Adrian Peterson on Percy Harvin trade: "I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach"
Harvin and coach Leslie Frazier may have had a hard time getting along, but Percy is AP's "homie."
Today, the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to Seattle for first- and seventh-round picks this year and a mid-round pick next year.
Reaction to the trade has been mixed. Some Seattle fans are concerned that despite his electric playmaking abilities, Percy's numbers and history of off-the-field issues don't justify surrendering a first-round selection for his services, especially when an elite receiver like Brandon Marshall was deemed to be worth no more than a third-rounder last offseason (see a funny video about those concerns here). But others, including MVP running back Adrian Peterson, think there's no justification for trading away one of the NFL's most dynamic threats.
This afternoon, AP hopped on Twitter and offered up his reaction to today's big Vikings news:
The best all around player I ever seen or you'll ever see! Goes to Seattle! I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!-- Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) March 11, 2013
I wish my boy Percy nothing but success! God bless you homie-- Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) March 11, 2013
It's understandable that AP would be upset about the offensively challenged Vikings trading away their second-best offensive player. But he has more than $80 million reasons to keep his unhappiness in check, even if the Vikings decide to roll into next season with a wide receiver corps of Jerome Simpson, Devin Aromashodu, and the ghost of Troy Williamson.
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