After playing in just five games in an injury-shortened 2015 season with the Buffalo Bills, Percy Harvin has decided to retire from the NFL, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Harvin pondered retirement during the season due to a nagging hip injury, but recent reports suggested he would try to play again in 2016.
In his seven-year career, Harvin played for four different teams. He earned Pro Bowl honors as a rookie in 2009 with 2,081 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns. But in the last three years, he suited up for three teams and tallied just two touchdowns. When healthy and on the field, Harvin was a unique offensive weapon who can be a huge boost and take the pressure off a quarterback with his yards-after-catch ability.
The problem is that the Minnesota Vikings were the last team to get more than half of a season out of Harvin, back in 2012. Migraines and ankle injuries plagued him in Minnesota, and then a hip injury and concussion bogged down his time with the Seattle Seahawks. He played eight games for the New York Jets in 2014 and five games for the Buffalo Bills in 2015, before knee and hip problems sent him to injured reserve.
Harvin finishes his career with 351 catches for 4,020 yards and 22 touchdown receptions, as well as 916 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. He also had five kick return touchdowns.