Percy Harvin is slated to make a non-guaranteed $10.5 million with the New York Jets in 2015. Needless to say, that is highly unlikely to happen, as New York would be foolish not to ask Harvin to take a pay cut. At the same time, Harvin would probably be equally as unwise to accept, meaning the two may part ways within the coming months. As often as Harvin has been injured, he is still only going to be 27-years-old prior to the start of the next NFL season. At the flip side, as much as the Jets are desperate for offense, they may wish to go in another direction. If the two cannot reach some sort of agreement, expect Harvin to garner interest from the likes of the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.
The Patriots have always thought rather highly of Harvin, but passed on working out a trade for the receiver/returner on multiple occasions. If Harvin is released by the Jets, expect the Patriots to make one final run at obtaining his services, although they will not overpay to sign him.
The Browns would also look to go after Harvin, as we all know how desperate they are wide receiver. Cleveland may be still searching for a quarterback, but Harvin could help on offense as well as on special teams. Josh Gordon is out for at least all of next season, yet it is unknown whether or not the Browns would add yet another player who would bring along at least a bit of baggage.
The Saints are always looking for another playmaker on offense, and Harvin would provide quite a spark. Sure, New Orleans may already have enough players capable of returning kicks and punts, but putting a player such as Harvin into an offense as explosive as the Saints is always an exciting thought.
If the Panthers could let Harvin come in and work in the slot, Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin would only become more dangerous in the passing game. Plus, if the team is going to cut DeAngelo WIlliams, as the running back has publicly stated, the Panthers could use some of that money to sign Harvin.
Finally, the Broncos be as a possible home for virtually every free agent these days. John Elway is all in as it relates to getting Denver back to the Super Bowl, so why not go after a player who helped defeat them as a member of the Seattle Seahawks a couple of years ago?
Needles to say, if Harvin does wind up getting cut by the Jets in a cost-cutting move, he will have more than enough teams interested in his services. The Patriots, Browns, Saints, Panthers and Broncos would just be a handful of franchises that could use him on offense and special teams.