Percy Harvin during mid season of last year was being called an MVP candidate. He likely won’t get enough touches with his new team, the Seattle Seahawks, to put up MVP numbers next year, but they will likely be winning a lot more games. That should be music to Harvin’s ears, and he apparently has never been very confident in Christian Ponder, so his quarterback upgrade should make him smile as well.
Russell Wilson just had an electric year that would have landed him Rookie of the Year had it not been for the first round phenoms Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck. Wilson was ultimately the one who lasted longest in the playoffs though, and now he has a go-to threat at wide receiver.
The Seahawks gave up a lot to get Harvin, but they are willing to take the risk for the potential rewards. They will likely use him in special teams’ return formations as well. The only questionable part for the Seahawks? Harvin only played 9 games last year, and if he can find a way to stay healthy until the playoffs, then Harvin will be a dynamic combination with his speed to go along with Wilson’s intelligence, athleticism, and throwing ability.
As we entered free agency today, it is already shaping up to be another incredible season in the NFL.