New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin told reporters at a press conference Monday that he was 'not a perfect person' and he has things he wishes he'd done differently, according to the National Football Post. Harvin did not go into further detail about which 'things" he was referring to, but he did imply he was eager to move on from his time in Seattle.
"All I am is I’m moving forward,” Harvin said. “I’m leaving what’s in the past in the past.”
When asked if he's a good teammate, Harvin replied: “All I can say is judge me off of what you see.”
The Seattle Seahawks traded Harvin the to Jets for a conditional draft pick Friday. The speedy wide receiver failed to find a consistent role in Seattle, but also failed to fit in with the team, according to SI's Doug Farrar, citing a Seattle Times report. Harvin is said to have been involved in a fight with wide receiver Golden Tate before last year's Super Bowl and also fought with wide receiver Doug Baldwin before the Seahawks' final 2014 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
While the newest member of the New York Jets was holding a press conference to introduce himself to fans and local media, he already seemed well-acquainted and at ease with his teammates. Harvin told ESPN that Jets players have been welcoming toward him, and that when he tried to explain some of the controversy surrounding his abrupt exit from Seattle, those with the Jets told him "not to worry about it." Harvin characterized his time in New York as being "all smiles."
The former Florida product, who Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recruited while a collegiate coach at USC, only played in six games during his time with the Seahawks.
- Will Green