The legend of Percy Harvin will never stop growing

(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) Percy Harvin
(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) Percy Harvin /

Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was trending recently after people were reminded about his elite talent.

Among the many what-if scenarios that have to do with the Minnesota Vikings, what Percy Harvin‘s career would have looked like if he remained with the team for more than four seasons is something that a number of people still think about to this very day.

Harvin exploded into the NFL in 2009 with the Vikings and he wound up being named the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. He continued to be productive as a dynamic playmaker for Minnesota during his next three seasons with the team. But, unfortunately, it didn’t translate into wins for the Vikings.

Harvin spent four more years in the league after he forced Minnesota to trade him in 2013, but none of them saw him have anything close to the production he had during his time in purple and gold.

Is former Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin the greatest college football player ever?

Before he was drafted by the Vikings in 2009, Harvin spent his college career making a name for himself at the University of Florida.

During his sophomore and junior seasons at Florida in 2007 and 2008, the former Minnesota receiver averaged 11.6 yards per touch and he scored a total of 27 touchdowns. Harvin was an unstoppable force at the college level and Florida took full advantage of his abilities.

On a recent episode of the “I AM ATHLETE Podcast“, former NFL MVP Cam Newton joined the show and he shared a great story about Harvin.

In addition to Newton raving about the abilities of the former Minnesota receiver, former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor (and Florida alum) shared why he believes Harvin is one of the greatest college football players of all-time.

For as much as fans rave about everything that Harvin was able to do during his pro and college football career, the guys who were actually on the field were even more impressed with him than everyone else.

Harvin just made everything look so easy and effortless. There were so many instances during his time with the Vikings where he caught a pass and then probably broke at least five tackles before a defender was able to bring him down.

Harvin was a special football player and it’s disappointing that things weren’t able to work out for him in Minnesota because he certainly had the talent to end up as one of the greatest to ever suit up in purple.