Percy Harvin is retiring from the NFL

April 14, 2016

Percy Harvin had gone back and forth with whether or not he wanted to return to the NFL in 2016, and after leaning toward retirement most recently, it appears as though he's made a firm decision to permanently step away.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Harvin was considering playing again during the upcoming season, and three teams had reportedly already reached out to express their interest. 

Harvin, 27, was the league's offensive rookie of the year in 2009. He spent his fist four seasons with the Vikings before being traded to the Seahawks in 2013, and then split the 2014 campaign with Seattle and the Jets.

Harvin spent last season with the Bills, but was limited to appearing in just five games. He finished the year with 19 catches for 218 yards and one touchdown. A source told PFT's Mike Florio that Harvin is looking forward to life after football, which was one of the factors that influenced his decision.