Percy Harvin was one of the most dangerous playmakers in recent SEC history with the Florida Gators. But after seven up-and-down seasons in the NFL, he has decided to call it quits.
Harvin will step away from the game after considering his options in recent weeks, a source told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. Teams were interested in signing him, but he chose to move on.
Harvin was a key member of Florida’s BCS national championship wins in 2006 and 2008. In three seasons, he totaled 32 touchdowns (13 receiving and 19 rushing) and 3,781 total yards from scrimmage.
However, Harvin never became a consistent producer in the NFL, partially due to injury and various disciplinary issues. He was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings and won the rookie of the year award. In 2013, Harvin was traded to the Seahawks where he returned from injury to become a key player in the team’s Super Bowl victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Harvin was traded to the Jets in 2014 and played what now appears to be his final season with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. The 27-year-old receiver finishes his NFL career with 22 touchdowns, 351 receptions and 4,020 receiving yards in 73 games.