Former wide receiver and kick/punt returner Percy Harvin was destined to be a star in the NFL. He had the tools, the speed, and the moxie to be one of the brightest. He was a game changing threat every time he touched the football. He was a pro bowler for the Minnesota Vikings and was named the Offensive Rookie Of The Year in 2009. His performance in the playoffs helped the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl, even after missing all of the regular season. However, after suffering through seven injury-plagued seasons with four different teams, he retired from the game.
Earlier on Tuesday, however, the football world was shocked to hear that Harvin has decided to return to the game. He has signed with the Buffalo Bills for the remainder of the season. It’s what some consider to be a surprising development for both Harvin and the Bills. He only played five games with Buffalo in his final season before having to sit for the remainder of the year due to yet another injury issue. In those five games, though, you saw the flashes of what made Harvin a special player in the league.
The Bills had to make this move, though, and it seemed to be more out of desperation than anything else. Their wide receiving corps has been completely depleted, especially with the foot injury to their stars, Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy.
It remains to be seen just how much of an impact Harvin will have on the field for the Bills this season. Harvin is a dynamic talent who can be extremely dangerous in space. He is considered always to be a threat to score at any time. If (and this, of course, is a BIG IF) he is able to stay healthy, Harvin can once again be a difference-maker.