Ready to begin another chapter of his NFL career, the Seattle Seahawks introduced new addition Percy Harvin this afternoon, with head coach Pete Carroll and John Schneider sitting on either side of the 24-year-old receiver.
Making the trip with him to Seattle were Harvins girlfriend Janine Williams and close childhood friend Ronta Johnson.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Harvin will receive a six-year, $67 million, with $14.5 million fully guaranteed, and $11 million more for injury.
Its been a big relief, Harvin said. Im very grateful for this opportunity that Im given to come here and compete with some of the great players that they already have in place with the program a playoff team. This is a dream come true for me and my family.
With the No. 12 retired in honor of the 12th Man, Harvin will wear No. 11, his number in high school.
Both Carroll and Schneider said they consider Harvin like a first round pick in this years draft, considering the draft compensation required to pry him from Minnesota in a trade.
The one word that kept coming regarding Harvin was versatility. When asked who had a style of running growing up that was similar to the way he runs, Harvin offered some interesting choices Bo Jackson and Marshall Faulk.
Carroll said that Harvin already met with quarterback Russell Wilson, who of course was at the facility watching film when the new receiver arrived.
He was in the film room waiting for him, joked Carroll.
Harvin also met with good friend Sidney Rice from his days in Minnesota, and tight end Zach Miller at the VMAC.
From the moment that this thing was put together, Russell was already texting me about things we were going to do this offseason, Harvin said. Were set to go in California to workout already. And those are the type of things I love. I can tell the guys here love football. To play with an up-and-coming quarterback like Russell, who guys are comparing him preparation-wise to Bret Farve when I hear people compare him to Bret Farve, I listen.