Percy Harvin Return Adds New Dimension to Seattle Seahawks’ Offense

By Juan Pablo Aravena
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The Seattle Seahawks will finally see Percy Harvin take the field this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The wide-receiver had been sidelined for almost a year, and the news of him being available for this upcoming matchup is almost like an early Christmas present for the offense led by Russell Wilson. Harvin will definitively make the Seahawks, an already potent team on the offensive side of the ball, much more dangerous.

Seattle already has one of the best young quarterbacks in the game in Wilson and one of the most consistent running backs in Marshawn Lynch. Golden Tate has been making things happen as Wilson’s main wide receiver and TE Zach Miller has seen a bigger role after Sidney Rice’s injury, but there’s no doubt that Harvin’s presence gives this team a boost going forward.

The former Vikings wideout is a solid playmaker when given enough chances, and even though he’ll probably be on a snap count in his return, he should be heavily targeted by Wilson as he’s consistent enough to make plays either with limited yardage or as a deep threat.

In an odd coincidence, Harvin’s return will be against his former Vikings team, and the last game he played for them was against the Seahawks. The four-year receiver told the press this game is not about facing his old teammates, but rather doing what’s best for his new team. He will be given every possible chance to make an impact.

With the return of Harvin, the Seahawks are almost at full strength on offense– and that’s scary news for the rest of the NFL.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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