After undergoing surgery on August 1st of this month to repair a torn labrum in his area, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin’s status for this season is still unknown. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is in the dark about whether Harvin will be able to successfully come back in time from his rehab on his hip to see any action with the team in the 2013 season.
If Harvin doesn’t play this year, it’s going to be a tragedy for the Seahawks and Carroll, because the team traded away their 1st round draft pick in 2013, in addition to their 3rd round and 7th round pick in the 2014 season. The Seahawks also gave Harvin a 6-year, $67 million contract. The Seahawks will have nothing to show for giving up all those players, and paying Harvin a ton of money.
Carroll said to John Boyle at Everett Herald “We’re hopeful, whatever that means. We won’t know, it’s going to take a good month before we can figure if he’s even going to have a chance to come roaring back out of it, but it looks like all of the signs are very good. So we’ll see what that means, but we’re not putting any weeks on it. We don’t know.”
With Harvin’s history of suffering injuries, I’m not holding my breath waiting for him to come roaring back. Indeed, I don’t see him even playing this season. If Harvin does make it back before the end of the season, I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes down with another kind of injury, because this guy has had problems with injuries and headaches during his 4 years in the NFL. Harvin played in only 9 games in the 2012 season due to injuries, and he caught 62 passes for 677 yards.
Harvin’s average per catch was 10.9 yards, and that’s not nearly high enough to pay a guy $67 million for 6 years, and it’s definitely not high enough to give away a 1st, 3d and 7th round pick for him. With the injuries that Harvin has had, I wouldn’t even use a 3rd round pick to trade for him. Who needs the grief giving away a high pick for a player with a history of injuries, and who only averages 10.9 yards per catch.