Harvin Looking to Make Statement in Super Bowl

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By: Charlie Greenwald

He’s back, and he’s ready to go for the big show.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is scheduled to make his return to the field this Sunday for Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos after missing last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Harvin suffered a concussion against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff round and had to leave the game midway through the second quarter.

“I think I can be as good as I’ve ever been,” Harvin himself said. “I’ve finally got the drive in my legs that I need to get.”

Super Bowl Harvins Back FootballHarvin was traded from the Minnesota Vikings in 2013 after compiling 3275 receiving yards in 4 seasons, but has yet to play a complete game in a Seattle uniform. Despite the various hip-related injuries this season that have kept him on the sideline, the Seattle wideout has been determined to get back on the field. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has encouraged Harvin to get ready for games in increments, referring to his recovery process as a series “phases.”

“We’re in a phase of Super Bowl right now,” Carroll said. “He’s going to be in, and he’s going to be part of the game plan.”

Carroll has mentioned Harvin’s improving status all week long in discussing his game plan, but it’s not just Carroll who is excited for Harvin’s return. Various Seahawks mentioned how excited they are to see him back on the field, especially fellow receiver Golden Tate.

“I’m really excited to see him back on kickoff return, but also on offense,” Tate said. “The guy has speed, quickness, and is explosive—which is rare in this league.”

The Super Bowl will take place in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium this Sunday.