Percy Harvin has called an end to what has been a difficult career.
Despite being just 27 years old, Percy Harvin is officially retiring. This comes from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who cited a league source.
While he displayed lots of talent when he came into the league, particularly as a return specialist, injuries have derailed his seasons on multiple occasions. The Seattle Seahawks recognized that when he played just one game in their Super Bowl-winning season, though he still scored a memorable touchdown in the big game which may still hold up as the biggest play of his career.
After just six games over the course of two seasons, he was traded to the New York Jets, and while he stayed healthy for the rest of the campaign, he endured a terrible time while there. Over the course of eight games, he was only targeted 52 times and recorded just one touchdown. Not long after, he was released once the acquisition of Brandon Marshall made him surplus to requirements.
When he signed with the Buffalo Bills, he thought he would be getting a new lease on life. A new team with a new coach, and a promising quarterback in Tyrod Taylor made it appear as though he would succeed in Buffalo. But he only lasted five games before being placed on injured reserve, and only got a single touchdown. It was a process that was all too familiar for Harvin, and it was then that he started contemplating retirement.
His deal with the Bills was only for one year, so it’s not like he intended to stay there for long, but when it appeared as though no team was willing to take a flyer on him, that’s when he decided to call it a career. We have seen too many people retire this year despite their young age, and that is perhaps due to the growing indication of how dangerous the game of football is and how it is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation. After all, it should be worth noting that an influx of players are retiring after a movie called Concussion came out.
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