Oct 6, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) runs with the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Is there something wrong with Harvin?
There obviously could be something to the supposed issues with Harvin. His moodiness has been cited before and was supposedly part of why he ended up getting dealt to Seattle from Minnesota in the first place when the Vikings didn’t want to commit to him long-term.
That part is more speculative and accusatory than an issue that anybody who’s known about Harvin since he entered the league: his injury woes.
He just cannot seem to stay healthy for any decent amount of time. He had those major migraine problems in Minnesota, and then just a litany of other issues that seem to arise every year.
He missed basically all of last season with injuries, and has had more woes this year, too. Back in his final Vikings season, when he played so well that he was even more impactful than Adrian Peterson – to the point he was in serious early-season MVP discussion – he ended up missing the second half of the year due to another injury.
With Harvin, his talent is not in question; whenever he is on the field, he tilts coverages instantly and can outrun entire teams.
But his inability to stay healthy continues to wipe away that positive impact, and the diva-ish perception of him just exacerbates matters.
Those two factors added plus his big-money contract made him too much of a negative impact for Seattle to value him worth keeping around, but maybe getting another fresh start on a team that truly needs playmakers will give him another chance to prove his value again.