The embers of trade speculation regarding Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin were re-lit over the weekend, as Mike Max of WCCO in Minneapolis reported Saturday that the Vikings will "attempt" to move Harvin this offseason.
Max also reported that an "embarrassing tirade" at Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier prompted Harvin's placement on season-ending injured reserve this past season. The incident is congruent with what Tom Pellissero of ESPN 1500 reported in late December, although Pelissero made it clear that Harvin was placed on IR because of the lack of progression in torn ligaments in his ankle, and not just the outburst in front of teammates and staff.
Just 24 years old, Harvin is set to enter the last year of his rookie deal in 2013. On top of the obvious contractual issue, problems with behavior and injury could drive the Vikings towards moving their best receiver once the new league starts up on March 12.
With the NFL Scouting Combine coming up next week, it's certainly easy to envision Minnesota putting out some feelers to gauge the interest in Harvin. Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says as much here.
The Vikings could also choose to give Harvin a contract extension to keep him in Minnesota long term, but that scenario appears to be getting less and less likely.
In the following slides, we'll attempt to find the most likely place for Harvin to play next season. Considering his age and unique skill set, a number of teams should have a chance to acquire his services.