Once one of the most-promising young receivers in the NFL, it now looks like Percy Harvin will announce his retirement at the incredibly young age of 27.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Harvin informed those close to him as well as members of the Buffalo Bills of his intention to call it a career.
Harvin, a first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings back in 2009, jumped on to the NFL scene with a Pro Bowl performance as a rookie. That season saw him put up over 2,000 all-purpose yards, including nearly 800 on 60 receptions.
After putting up nearly 2,300 total yards with Minnesota in the next two seasons, injuries caught up to Harvin big time.
A combination of migraines and other bumps and bruises led to him missing seven games the following season.
After a bunch of spats with the Vikings’ front office, Harvin was dealt to the Seattle Seahawks. He suited up for only one regular season game with Seattle the following season, eventually being shipped to the New York Jets five games into the 2014 campaign.
Attempting to work through both his personality issues off the field and injury on the field, Harvin signed with the Buffalo Bills prior to last season. Unfortunately, he was only able to play five games before injuries caught up with him once again.
It was reported earlier in the spring that Harvin was leaning towards playing in 2016.
Instead, it now appears that he’s simply going to call it a career. A sad ending to what was at one point a promising future in the league.