How did super-talented Percy Harvin manage to alienate his Super Bowl champion employer, the Seattle Seahawks, so much so fast that he got himself exiled to the New York Jets–known in the NFL as Siberia? NFL writer Mike Freeman thinks he did the one thing you can’t do–he disrespected his quarterback. Freeman knows the league and can reference countless stories where this act of civil disobedience got a player pushed out. He mentions the 2005 Eagles, where the ever confrontational Terrell Owens wasn’t properly subordinate to quarterback Donovan McNabb. See ya, Terrell.
Freeman quotes an ex-Eagle as saying: “If someone is talking bad about your quarterback, they [have] to go. Period.” Russell Wilson is the quarterback in Seattle and he’s the team’s future. Harvin apparently didn’t like that set-up. But the Seahawks are ready to let the other pieces fall where they may, as long as Wilson’s happy. Wilson reacted to Harvin’s departure by becoming the first player in NFL history to pass for more than 300 yards and rush for 100+ in the same game.