5 former Vikings that won a Super Bowl after leaving Minnesota

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Percy Harvin
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Percy Harvin – WR (Seattle Seahawks)

Another beneficiary of joining the Seahawks in 2013, Percy Harvin was able to secure his lone Super Bowl with Seattle. But unlike any other player on this list, Harvin was able to do it right after leaving the Vikings.

Harvin was traded to the Seahawks from the Vikings, after playing in Minnesota from 2009 to 2012. Despite former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman infamously stating the team had “no intent” to trade the wideout, such happened and Harvin arrived in Seattle.

Coming into the 2013 season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, Harvin ironically was activated ahead of time to play against his old team. He was active and inactive throughout the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run, but the former Florida Gator made the most of his playing time in the big game.

Harvin had two rushes for 45 yards, a pass reception for five yards, and an 87-yard kickoff return earning him his lone Super Bowl touchdown.

Traded from Seattle to the New York Jets during the 2014 season, Harvin’s journey and continued health issues led to his retirement from football in 2017.

Electric when healthy, the wideout showed why he was the 22nd overall pick in his draft class, why he was traded for a first-round pick, and why he was the first player to leave the Vikings and go win a Super Bowl in his immediate season after his departure.

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