Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Percy Harvin is trying to make a comeback in the NFL. Harvin has not played since the 2016 season, and he dealt with a lot of injuries in his career, but when he was healthy he was an electric player to watch. Additionally, believe it or not, Harvin recently revealed that he has been high in every NFL game he has played in.
Percy Harvin was electric at Florida and in the NFL
In college for the Florida Gators, Percy Harvin was one of the most exciting players to watch. He was a part of two national championship-winning teams there and really flourished his last two seasons with the Gators.
In 2007, Harvin racked up 1,622 yards from scrimmage and had 10 rushing/receiving touchdowns. Then in 2008, he had 1,304 yards from scrimmage and 17 rushing/receiving touchdowns. Harvin came up big in the national championship win over Oklahoma during the 2008 season too. He had nine rushes for 122 yards and a touchdown in that game in addition to catching five passes for 49 yards.
Harvin’s play led to the Minnesota Vikings selecting him with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft. He then immediately had success for the Vikings, earning a Pro Bowl selection during his rookie season. Harvin was also the 2009 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year that season. He had 925 yards from scrimmage in 2009 to go with six rushing/receiving touchdowns. Harvin also had 42 kickoff returns for 1,156 yards and two touchdowns.
He then played for the Vikings through the 2012 season and had 700 yards from scrimmage or more each season in Minnesota. In 2011, Harvin had 1,312 yards from scrimmage and eight rushing/receiving touchdowns.
The Vikings then traded Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, according to ESPN, and he helped them win the Super Bowl that season as he had a kickoff return touchdown in the game. He, however, never had 700 yards from scrimmage or more in a season after leaving the Vikings as he battled several injuries. Harvin has not played since the 2016 season.
Attempting to make a comeback
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported on Wednesday that Harvin wants to return to the football field in the NFL. “I thought I was done, but that itch came back,” Harvin told Anderson, according to ESPN.
He actually retired in April 2016, according to ESPN, but ended up playing that 2016 season. He retired for a second time in March 2017, though, and has not played since. Harvin, however, said that he never officially filed for retirement, according to ESPN.
He also said that he has been training with a former Olympian and is ready to join “any offense that’ll just let me go,” according to ESPN.
“My body is feeling good,” Harvin said, according to ESPN. “Mentally I’m better. My family is good. The timing is right.”Percy Harvin
It will be interesting to see if a team takes a chance on Harvin. He was very talented when he was healthy. Other than just being healthy, though, what might have also helped him when he was at his best was marijuana.
Harvin has been high for every game in his career
Harvin did an interview for Bleacher Report’s Untold Stories series in October 2019. During that interview, Harvin said that he has been high in every game that he has played in. He said that marijuana helps him with his anxiety.
“The only thing that really seemed to work (for his anxiety) is when I would smoke marijuana,” Harvin said to Bleacher Report, according to Business Insider. “There’s not a game I’ve played in that I wasn’t high.”Percy Harvin
Harvin hopes to end the stigma about marijuana. He also said to Bleacher Report, “It’s not a stigma and people doing it and getting in a whole bunch of trouble — it’s people that’s just living regular life that just got deficiencies or just may want to enjoy themselves. It’s a natural way to do so.”
Percy Harvin is electric on the football field. Lucky for him, under the new NFL CBA, players will no longer be suspended for positive marijuana tests, according to Sporting News. So, maybe we will get to see him in the NFL again soon. If we do, it will probably be a pretty exciting sight to see.