Harrison Smith on contract: Going to see what we can do

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Harrison Smith is heading into his 10th season as a Vikings safety and he hopes that it is not his final one.

Smith is in the final year of the five-year extension he signed with the team in 2016 and told reporters at the team’s minicamp that he’d like to sign another deal that ensures he continues to play in Minnesota. He did not make it sound like there has been much meaningful discussion toward getting anything done, however.

“I don’t have a solid answer for you, but obviously I’ve been here going on 10 [seasons] and would love to be here in the future,” Smith said, via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Going to look at those things and see what we can do. That’s about it right now.”

Smith is one of several veteran Vikings defensive players in the final year of their deals and the unit’s ability to bounce back from a dismal 2020 showing may determine how they decide to go forward on that side of the ball.

11 responses to “Harrison Smith on contract: Going to see what we can do

  1. Lot of veterans on this team might be on their last year if the team don’t have a good year.

    Hunter, cousins, kendricks, Barr, smith, theilan. Maybe cook. And all those 1 year vets they signed. Spielman and zimmer could be in their final year too.

    Spielman basically pushed all his chips to the table this year. It’s a strategy that’s never worked before.

  2. Can’t lose him . . . he should be rewarded for those many titles he helped the Vikings secure.

  3. He could play 3rd or 4th string S for GB next year on a veteran’s minimum prove it deal.

  4. Still an effective player after 10 years in the league. Seems like good NFL safeties age better than other positions.

  5. Every time I watch a Vikings game, Smith is snuffing out big plays. A tremendously effective player. If he can stay healthy, they’d be stupid not to pay him.

  6. beedubyatoo says:
    June 27, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Smith is as important to the Vikes’ D as Rogers is to the Packers’ O.
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    Smith is a great player but it’s pretty ridiculous to say that a safety would be just as hard to replace as a Hall of Fame quarterback.

  7. Fear is a Liar says:
    June 28, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Smith is a great player but it’s pretty ridiculous to say that a safety would be just as hard to replace as a Hall of Fame quarterback.
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    What do you mean rodgers is hard to replace. If you talk to any Packer fan they think Jordan Love is the next HOF QB in GB. Even though I hear he can’t hit the broad side of a barn while passing. And by the way, when you draft a QB in the first round and actually trade up for him, he should be your backup QB the first year and dress for games.

  8. Pretty sure he’d really like to leave and play for a team with realistic championship chances.

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