Last week, a day after losing their third game in four outings, the Vikings learned that eight of their suddenly underachieving players will be playing in the Pro Bowl — if the Vikings don’t qualify for the Super Bowl.
A day after getting back on the right track with a 44-7 win over the Giants, the Vikings have picked up another Pro Bowler.
Rookie Percy Harvin has been named to the team as a kickoff return specialist.
The spot was created because DeSean Jackson has stung the Pro Bowl’s ass both as a receiver and as a return man. Since Jackson got his most total voting points at receiver, he goes to Miami as a wideout.
“I feel blessed to make it to the Pro Bowl,” Harvin said Monday, per Vikings.com. “It
is a great honor and humbling to be recognized by the other players and
coaches in the NFC. I also want to thank all the fans who voted for me.
But the biggest thanks goes to my teammates. I can’t do much of
anything without the ten other guys blocking, so really it’s like a
special teams honor for all of us.”
Harvin is the second player in team history to qualify as a kick returner. The other one? Koren Robinson.
Let’s hope that this is the only way in which Harvin emulates Robinson.