The New Orleans Saints helped fix their need on the edge with Emmanuel Sanders, but currently out-of-the-league Percy Harvin could give additional help.
Percy Harvin used to be known as one of the league’s most elusive receivers. However, his sudden drop off landed him out of the league. Now, he’s planning a comeback and the New Orleans Saints are the perfect team to take a risk on him.
Most of Harvin’s career came with the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. Playing his last games with the Buffalo Bills during the 2016 season, Harvin’s career to date spanned just eight years. He did notch a Pro Bowl appearance as a rookie though.
Drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Harvin did a little bit of everything. From receiving to jet sweeps to over 1,000 yards as a returner to start his career, Harvin struggled with injuries the last few seasons, crippling his value.
But, he may not be done yet.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Harvin’s planning a return to the league.
There’s really no better team than the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints just snagged sure-handed receiver Emmanuel Sanders in free agency, but with Tre’Quan Smith behind him, they shouldn’t overlook Harvin. If he could return to even half of the player he was while consistently being able to play, Harvin would by Smith in terms of production.
Having a top-tier returning in Deonte Harris, Harvin likely would be relieved of those duties. However, the speedster would still be able to produce in a system that oftentimes targets receiver in the middle of the field.
While Harvin wouldn’t take away from Thomas’ impact on the offense, he would be a nice compliment if he could return to his peak, whatever that looks like the for the now 31-year-old Harvin.
Who knows if he’ll be what he once was, but it should be the Saints who take on that risk.