Former Minnesota Vikings receiver, and current Seattle Seahawks receiver, Percy Harvin, just can't seem to catch a break.
The electric receiver, who has only played in two games for his new team in Seattle, just can't seem to find a way to stay on the field. After rushing back from his surgery into the 2013 season, Harvin finally saw game time against his former team, the Vikings, where he registered one reception for 17 yards. His injury problems resurfaced, however, and he was shut down by the team until he once again made his debut this last weekend in a playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Harvin there registered 3 receptions for 21 yards, but once again left the game early with concussion like symptoms.
Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, knows how devastating this likely has been for Harvin, calling him a "poor kid" who just can't seem to catch a break. Which is just so true, you know? I mean, when has anything ever gone right for Percy Harvin?
Except for that time when then-head coach Urban Meyer covered up all of his medical and drug issues when he was in college at Florida.
And that time when he ended up getting drafted by a team that had Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre on the roster.
He did sign a contract worth a guaranteed $8.7 million, as a rookie too, without having to do a single thing, so that worked out OK.
And when he won the "Rookie of the Year" award in 2009, which is no small feat.
Oh, there was that time he secured the Minnesota Vikings record for single season combined yards at 2,081.
He also had the Vikings pretty much work hand over hand with him in controlling his migraines, which apparently were a problem for him since childhood, and pretty much quit after the Vikings doctors worked with him, which seems like a plus for Harvin.
Ah, yes, and who can forget when he forced a trade, demanding more money while he still had a rookie contract, and then went to Seattle, where he's since been paid to rehab to the tune of $67 million over six years.
But man, SO, SO rough for Percy Harvin.