Wide receiver Percy Harvin last played in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills in 2016 after coming out of semi-retirement after the Bills faced multiple receiver injuries. Harvin only lasted a couple games before migraines sidelined him for the rest of the season. Now, nearly four years later, Harvin is looking to make a comeback, per Josina Anderson.
Breaking: Former 1st-rounder, FA WR Percy Harvin tells me: “I’m ready to return to the NFL. I thought I was done, but that itch came back. I’ve been training w/a former Olympian. My body is feeling good. Mentally I’m better. My family is good. The timing is right.” He's 185lbs. pic.twitter.com/NQaadbF73B— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 22, 2020
Harvin will turn 32 before the season starts, but his agent says they are already fielding calls for the former first rounder and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
There is no doubt Harvin was an explosive and impactful player when healthy. In 75 games he accumulated 4,025 receiving yards, 22 receiving touchdowns, 927 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, 4,127 kick return yards and five kick return touchdowns. His fantasy appeal will depend on where he lands and if he can earn a starting job. In deep dynasty leagues there is no harm in grabbing him off of the free agents list, but don’t give up anything of value for him.
Harvin will likely be most-remembered for his kick return touchdown in the Seahawks only Super Bowl win, but a strong comeback after three seasons removed from the NFL would be a nice cherry on top of a strong but incomplete career.