Harrison Smith Agrees to Contract Extension with Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings and their franchise safety, Harrison Smith, have agreed to a 4-year, $64 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Mike Golic Jr. The new deal will make Harry The Hitman the second-highest paid safety in the league, up ten spots from 12th.
Vikings and All-Pro Safety Harrison Smith have agreed to a 4-year, $64 million extension, per source. The deal makes Smith the second highest-paid safety in the NFL at the age of 32.— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) August 29, 2021
Full details on the #Vikings’ Harrison Smith deal:
— 4 years, $64M extension.
— Overall, 5 years, $74.83M
— Smith gets $22.5M in the next 8 month, highest in NFL history for a safety
— For 2022 to 2024, the new money average is $15.3M.
— The extension includes $26.38M guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 29, 2021
Smith is still one of the league’s best safeties and what he’s done through nine years speaks for itself. Pro Football Focus‘ rates Harry as the NFL’s best safety since 2016 (92.0). He’s also intercepted more footballs than any other safety (28), since entering the league in 2012.
I’d imagine this also clears up more cap space, in the present, to make additional moves before the season begins in two weeks.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan