According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin reportedly informed his team today that he is no longer going to play in the NFL.
After much contemplation, the 27-year old Harvin is retiring after eight years in the league.
The 22nd overall pick out of Florida by the Minnesota Vikings in 2009, Harvin won the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award. In 2011, his best year as a pro, he produced impressive numbers—87 catches and 967 receiving yards, both career highs.
In 2013, Harvin was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. One of the few highlights in his diminished production was an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII. In 2014, he was traded to the New York Jets, where he was reportedly involved in locker room issues.
After being traded to Buffalo last season, Harvin showed glimpses of the playmaking ability that had made him a fan favorite, including a 51-yard touchdown in the 2015 regular season opener and 19 receptions for 218 yards, before hip and knee injuries placed him on injured reserve last October.
Harvin finished his career with 351 catches, 4,020 receiving yards, 916 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns.