Harrison Smith Gets Paid

Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith
Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith
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The Minnesota Vikings have made their defensive star the second-highest paid safety in the league. Harrison Smith has signed a four-year, $64-million extension that includes over $26 million in guarantees. Only Seattle's Jamal Adams has a higher average salary at the position.

Smith, who turned 32 in February, has missed only six starts in the last seven seasons. A five-time Pro Bowler and former first-team All-Pro, Smith was among the top 10 safeties in defeats last year.

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5 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2021, 7:16am

#1 by ImNewAroundThe… // Aug 29, 2021 - 6:53pm

Good I think. Not more than Adams but he is older. Not sure how players like him age though. 

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#2 by Will Allen // Aug 30, 2021 - 9:57pm

For better or worse, the Vikings treat their older veterans who have been terrifically productive very well, unless they've been consistent A-holes to teammates and coaches. On balance, I think it is wise.

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#3 by Pat // Aug 31, 2021 - 1:20pm

...unless your name is Danielle Hunter.

I mean, yeah, sure, they could still make it up to him later, but man that guy must have a good relationship with the FO to trust them that much.

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#4 by Will Allen // Aug 31, 2021 - 2:43pm

It's the only explanation, but I don't get it, really, either. All I have is that guys like Jared Allen, Kevin Williams and Adrian Peterson have all spoken very highly of their treatment in their last years with the team.

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