Seahawks' Percy Harvin says Russell Wilson reminds him of Brett Favre

Tuesday August 26th, 2014

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin praised his quarterback Russell Wilson on Tuesday, comparing the third-year gunslinger to another quarterback he's played with. 

"He reminds me of Brett (Favre). His leadership is just off the charts," Harvin said, according to ProFootballTalk. “Me and coach [Darrell] Bevell talk all the time because we played with Brett, we talk all the time about their similarities.”

Harvin spent two seasons as Favre's teammate with the Minnesota Vikings and was a member of the Seahawks last season, when Wilson led Seattle to its first-ever Super Bowl victory in his second year in the league. Harvin said Wilson has an "even keel" and keeps the team calm in any situation.

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A third-round draft pick in 2012, Wilson was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons. In 2013, he threw for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions, completing 63.1 percent of his passes. During the Seahawks' Super Bowl run, he threw three touchdowns and no interceptions for 524 yards during the postseason.

Favre is a three-time NFL MVP and 11-time Pro Bowler. He won Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers.

After short stints with the Jets and Vikings to end his 20-year career, Favre retired in 2011. 

- Molly Geary

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