Harrison would fit everywhere in the AFC West

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

With Marvin Harrison potentially on his way out in Indianapolis it's time to start thinking about potential landing spots for the aging star wide receiver.

After some thought, I believe Harrison would be a fit in all AFC West teams for varying reasons and roles. The following is a look at how Harrison would fit in with each AFC West team:


Role: No. 3 receiver.

Why: Denver is set with their starting receivers in the form of standouts Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal. Yet, the team could use another role receiver to pair with Brandon Stokley, who worked well with Harrison in Indianapolis earlier this decade. New Denver coach Josh McDaniels was known in New England for spreading the ball around to several receivers. Harrison would be a crafty option for quarterback Jay Cutler and give Denver another dimension in the receiving game.

Chances: If Harrison isn't happy with the options to start on other teams, he could consider this.

Kansas City

Role: Harrison would start in Kansas City. He'd probably be the No. 2 receiver behind Dwayne Bowe.

Why: New coach Todd Haley loves the passing game and would find ways of using Harrison. New Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli saw first hand while with New England the damage Harrison can inflict and he'd probably be intrigued by adding the likely future Hall of Damer.

Chances: Harrison may be turned off by going into a losing situation. He may not want to invest the time into a rebuilding project.


Role: Harrison probably would be the No. 1 receiver in Oakland.

Why: The Raiders are desperate for receivers and it could seek one through a trade. Raiders' owner Al Davis has a long history of bringing in superstars who are near the end of their career. Harrison would be given the chance to be the top receiver in Oakland.

Chances: Harrison would not likely find a better opportunity as far as his role is concerned, but would he want to go from a perennial winner to a team that is struggling?

San Diego

Role: No. 3 receiver.

Why: This could be a fantastic role for Harrison. He'd fit well in with starters Vincent Jackson and Chris Chambers. At this point of his career, Harrison would thrive in this system. The Chargers would be very difficult to stop with Harrison in the mix and he wouldn't have too much pressure on him.

Chances: If Harrison is happy with being a third receiver, this could be a perfect spot. He'd likely be intrigued about joining the team that ended the Colts postseason in the past two years.