Last week, Percy Harvin set social media on fire when it was reported that he was planning an NFL comeback nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season.
“It’s destiny,” Harvin told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “There’s always been something to stop me coming back. But things started slowly leading back to football and the desire started coming back.”
Although injuries marred his career and limited him to 21 games over his final four campaigns, Peter King thinks the Patriots should kick the tires.
In his weekly column, King named New England as one of the teams that should look into Harvin’s comeback.
“But at his best, (Harvin) was one of the two or three most dangerous weapons in the game, Tyreek Hill before there was a Tyreek Hill,” King wrote. “Intriguing, and at 32, Harvin would be an interesting trial for some team. Steelers? Patriots? Falcons?”
Harvin hasn’t played a regular season game since 2016 and will be 32-years-old by the time the 2020 season begins. But, having a veteran WR in Harvin could drastically help out projected starter Jarrett Stidham should the Pats should him to take over for Tom Brady who departed for the Bucs in free agency.
Harvin played his final two years with the Bills, catching 21 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown.