Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver Percy Harvin wasn’t able to do much last year due to a major hip injury, and his injury history definitely has people concerned about Harvin’s ability to hold up over the course of a full season. Just 26, Harvin is making big bucks on a long-term deal due to his playmaking ability, as he is easily one of the most explosive players in the league. He showed off that ridiculous speed, agility, and burst on a kick-off return in the Super Bowl, and he’ll have a few more of those electrifying returns next year if he can stay healthy for at least the majority of the season. Of course, the Seahawks are such a great team that their main concerns is having Harvin healthy for the key parts of the year.
The USA Today’s Tom Pelissero took in the Seahawks opening day of training camp, and he wrote that Harvin was “making plays” yesterday. Per Pelissero, Harvin feels “tremendously” confident in his ability to stay healthy and have a big 2014 for the Seahawks organization. The former Minnesota Vikings wideout added that this is “the best I’ve felt in a long, long time” after changing his diet and maintaining his light weight in a range that is light enough to be explosive but heavy enough to help him break tackles and better absorb big hits.
From 2009-2012 while with the Vikings, Harvin was one of the most dynamic weapons in the league as a receiver and returner, and the Vikings also got him involved in the running game. He’s a YAC demon who can make even the best of tacklers look like the 2013 Washington Redskins secondary, and the fact that Harvin feels confident heading into the season should make defenses incredibly worried about facing one of the game’s most dynamic players at his best. With Golden Tate now a member of the Detroit Lions, the focus is clearly on Harvin to be the star we know he is.