Percy Harvin: Nightmare Landing Spots for Vikings Star WR

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IFebruary 13, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 21: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 21, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings could make Percy Harvin's life miserable by sending him packing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013—one of a few destinations that might make Harvin wish he'd used better judgement towards head coach Leslie Frasier.

According to WCCO's Mike Max, via CBS Minnesota:

Multiple sources tell Max that Harvin had an embarrassing tirade directed toward Frasier, disrespecting the coach during the season when Harvin was sidelined with an injured ankle.

Teammates were present, and Max was told that is when Harvin left the team and was put on injured reserve. The Vikings will try to trade him, Max reports, as Harvin does have market value.

Additionally, Harvin has reportedly said he'll hold out, per Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio: "Per a league source, Harvin currently is expected to stay away from offseason workouts and training camp absent a new deal."

So, if general manager Rick Spielman and Frasier want to get vindictive about this whole thing, there are some less-than-desirable teams they could potentially target for a trade.

Mind you, this is all pure speculation on my part, but if Minnesota wanted to make a point, it could really stick it to Harvin by making a deal that he might not be happy about. 

Jacksonville Jaguars

There may not be a less-desirable location in the NFL than Jacksonville. 

The offense was abysmal last year, and new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has never before held this position as a pro. Furthermore, he's reportedly installing a zone-blocking scheme for the team's running game, which didn't exactly work out well for the Oakland Raiders last season. 

If the running game gets bogged down in 2013, the team's aerial attack might be more anemic than it was last season, when it ranked No. 21 in the NFL. 

Sure, a lineup that features Harvin, Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts looks great on paper, but the team's quarterback situation is among the least-desirable in the entire league. Neither Blaine Gabbert nor Chad Henne has the chops to lead a winning offense. 

New York Jets

Mark Sanchez. He's not good.

Sanchez has hit on just 55.1 percent of his career attempts, and his career 6.48 yards per attempt is atrocious. Besides being an inaccurate passer, he doesn't possess a strong arm and struggles horribly under pressure. 

The Jets featured the No. 30-ranked passing attack in the NFL last season, and the team's running game struggled to gain traction all year long, averaging 3.8 yards per carry.

Harvin wouldn't be a happy camper with the Jets, and he'd better hope the Vikings don't strike a deal with the receiver-needy team.

Buffalo Bills

Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't much better than Gabbert or Sanchez, and if the Vikings traded Harvin to Buffalo, he'd play half his games at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Buffalo will likely look to replace Fitzpatrick with a rookie this year, too, meaning Harvin would be stuck with another young quarterback trying to learn how to play the position.


No quarterback, freezing weather and the nightlife that is Buffalo—sounds like NFL purgatory to me. 

If the Vikings want to punish Harvin, they certainly have a chance.

All three teams we've mentioned need receivers, and all three reside in the AFC, meaning Harvin wouldn't get to exact his revenge very often—a bonus for Minnesota. 

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report as we continue to monitor this fluid situation. 

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