The Seattle Seahawks are optimistic about their 2014 campaign, and Percy Harvin may be the most excited of them all.
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Harvin was injured for the majority of last season, but now he says he feels better than ever and is ready to contribute to a Seahawks Super Bowl run.
Before training camp started, Harvin expected to be rested by the Seahawks coaching staff, but that has not been the case at all, via NFL.com:
"“I was supposed to be sitting out every other practice,” he said. “But I’ve been going every day. Like I said, I’m feeling very good. I’m explosive. I’m coming out of my breaks with no problem at all. I’m feeling very confident and I’m ready to go.”"
"“My body is feeling tremendously good,” he said. “I’ve actually reached some gears that I didn’t know I had. I’m feeling very, very fast right now…It’s going to be a good year for me.”"
Harvin has had potential to be one of the best receivers in the league since entering the NFL in 2009.
Unfortunately, injuries have made him unreliable and inconsistent. He has only played in all 16 regular season games once in his career and he didn’t start two of those games.
The past two seasons, he has played in 10 total regular season games and last year the only “full” game he played was in the Super Bowl.
His best season came in 2011 with the Minnesota Vikings where he put up impressive numbers that the Seahawks hope he can post in a Seattle jersey soon.
That year, Harvin recorded 87 catches for 967 yards and six touchdowns and he carried the ball 52 times for 345 yards and an additional pair of TDs.
On special teams, Harvin had 16 kickoff returns that went for 520 yards, an average of 32.5 yards per return.
Harvin was both explosive and dominant every time he touched the ball, which led the Seahawks to give Harvin a six-year, $64 million contract before last season with a $12 million signing bonus and $14.5 million in guaranteed money.
The return value?
Harvin has one catch for 17 yards in a Seattle jersey.
It’s good to see Harvin looking explosive again in practices though, and if he can stay healthy, he could return to his 2011 self and become a force on the Seahawks offense.
Seattle named Harvin the team’s Most Impressive Player after training camp concluded Wednesday.
Maybe he will be their most impressive when the season starts as well.