It’s well-known that the Seahawks defense is the best in the league, but Richard Sherman thinks that Percy Harvin makes the Seahawks offense just as good.
He wrote on MMQB with Peter King on Friday:
At the beginning of the season, we hoped to use [Harvin] on a variety of motion-sweep plays just like those he ran in Minnesota. Take the defense one way, run Marshawn at them the other way, like he’s our Adrian Peterson. Without Harvin, we were just biding time. With him, our offense is one of the NFL’s best.
Harvin only played in three of the Seahawks 19 games in 2013, but he was effective in the Super Bowl and showed the Seahawks what he could do on offense.
Always recognized as a playmaker, Harvin has battled injuries throughout his career. In his first season as a Seahawk, he battled a hip injury which limited him to just one regular season game. He was concussed on Jan. 11 and only played half of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.
But then the Super Bowl came and Harvin let the NFL know that he is still one of the most explosive players in the league.
He had two rushes for 45 yards, one catch for five yards, and an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Every time he was on the field, eyes on the defense went to him, helping to open up other Seahawks receivers like Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate and Jermaine Kearse.
The Seahawks offense is a run-first offense and has been led by Marshawn Lynch. The addition of Harvin, however, helps well-round the offense and gives Russell Wilson an explosive target that could always pop for a big play.
If he can stay healthy next year, Richard Sherman may be right — the Seahawks offense may be among the NFL’s best.