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Minnesota Vikings, Harrison Smith sign $64 million contract extension

Minnesota Vikings, Harrison Smith sign $64 million contract extension

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Sep 04
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Minnesota Vikings’ safety Harrison Smith signed a four-year contract extension worth around $64 million, according to ESPN’s Mike Golic Jr.

The 32-year-old now is the second-highest paid safety in the NFL behind Seattle Seahawks’ Jamal Adams.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Smith will receive $22.5 million in the next eight months, the highest in NFL history for a safety. He will also receive a guaranteed $26.38 million.

Smith joined the league after being selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round 29th overall of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He played for Notre Dame during his collegiate carrier and started as a linebacker. In his junior year, he switched to strong safety. He was a captain during his senior year in 2011 and had 90 tackles.

Smith made his professional debut as a Viking against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished the game with seven combined tackles and helped the Vikings win 26-23.

As of 2020, Smith has a total of 747 tackles, 28 interceptions, and four defensive touchdowns. He also holds the franchise record for defensive backs with 13.5 career sacks.

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