Brett Favre was the QB in Minnesota for the better part of Percy Harvin’s first two years in the NFL.
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Few people in football knew Percy Harvin as well as future Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre, who was Harvin’s QB in Minnesota when he won Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2009 and went to the NFC Championship game together.
Favre told ProFootballTalk he was shocked the Seahawks shipped Harvin to the Jets and can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Harvin as a teammate.
“I was surprised that that trade happened,” Favre said on NFL Network. “I have no idea why it happened. Percy was a good guy in the locker room. Really quiet. You know, he had a migraine issue, I don’t know where that is. I’m really not at a position to make any comment because I don’t know other than what my dealings were with Percy and they were great. I thought he was an outstanding player.”
Favre said that Harvin “keeps to himself” in the locker room, and Favre acknowledged that he could see a situation in which Harvin might have butted heads with others. But Favre said that — contrary to stories portraying Harvin as angry and even violent with teammates — what he saw was just Harvin being passionate about wanting to win.
“He can be a little combative, but I say that in a good way,” Favre said. “Percy’s all about doing whatever he can to help you win. He’s tough as nails and really that’s all he cares about. So if you start picking him apart, I don’t want to say he can turn against you, but he’s just tough. I really liked him as a player and a person.”