At a time when reports have been gurgling that the Seahawks dumped receiver Percy Harvin in part because the organization feared he’d launch a mutiny against quarterback Russell Wilson, Chris Mortensen of ESPN adds a different perspective to the narrative.
Per Mortensen, Wilson “actually wanted to help Percy Harvin with anger & trust issues,” and that the team — not Wilson — gave up on Harvin.
On the surface, it makes sense. Wilson has admitted on multiple occasions that, as a youth, he had anger issues that caused him to bully, and actually to bite, other kids. Wilson changed. Maybe Harvin could, too.
A skeptic would say that Wilson’s camp is merely saying all the right things, which Wilson himself has a habit of doing. But if it’s true that Wilson didn’t want to give up on Harvin at a time when the team clearly did, that’s proof of a rare disconnect between the organization and Wilson. While not nearly enough to get Wilson to ditch his “Go Hawks!” enthusiasm (especially with a major payday coming), it’s odd to hear that the franchise and its franchise quarterback weren’t on the same page on this issue.
And it’ll be very interesting to hear what Wilson and all other players have to say about Harvin when the locker room opens after today’s game against the Rams.