The Seattle Seahawks will use wide receiver Percy Harvin as a kickoff returner this season.
Harvin underwent the knife to fix a tear in his hip labrum on August 1 and was placed on the reserve/PUP list later that month.
After being activated for a contest in November, the 26-year-old Harvin recorded one catch for 17 yards.
Unfortunately, Harvin’s joint flared-up shortly thereafter and he was mainly shelved until playing 29 snaps in Seattle’s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The 2009 Offensive Rookie of the Year was obtained in March 2013 to immediately complement dynamic playmakers Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson on the gridiron.
An elite athlete with great versatility, Harvin is an explosive threat on multiple fronts when content and ready to perform.
Despite lacking their newest weapon and losing Rice to injury, the Seahawks went 13-3, fielded the NFL’s ninth deadliest attack, and captured the franchise’s first Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Also backed by the league’s preeminent defense, Seattle was a powerhouse that clinched the NFC West and home-field advantage throughout playoffs.
Considering Seattle’s preference is to run the ball, unleashing Harvin as a special teamer makes sense.
Capable of completing the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds, Harvin has compiled five touchdowns and averaged an astounding 28.1 yards on 115 returns as a professional.
Although the former Gator has long been fragile, Pete Carroll must find ways to get the pigskin in Percy Harvin’s hands.
Accordingly, the innovative head coach will wisely let Percy Harvin soar as a Seahawk on special teams this autumn.by