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Minnesota Vikings, Harrison Smith sign $64 million extension deal

Minnesota Vikings, Harrison Smith sign $64 million extension deal

  • Vikings
Aug 30
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

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, which is better than what Adams received. The former Notre Dame player will also receive a guaranteed $26.38 million.

Harrison Smith joined the league after being selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round as the 29th overall pick 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 successfully had 90 tackles for Notre Dame.

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

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.

  • Harrison Smith (American football)

    Harrison Smith is an American football strong safety who plays in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft .

  • Jamal Adams

    Jamal Lee Adams is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League . He played college football at LSU,