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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Harrison Smith signs Contract Extension Reply with quote

http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Harrison-Smith-Signs-Contract-Extension-with-Vikings/b2968c4f-0e1b-455c-bef2-8393b68c2028
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 year - $51.25M extension, with $28.58M in Guarantees
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! I'm curious about the details, but whatever the price is, he's one of the three most important pieces on the defense and I'm glad to have him here long term.
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He deserves every penny.
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Love the guy. Probably my favorite Viking. He lets his play on the field do the talking. Only Viking jersey I own is his.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!! Great to lock up the defense's top player for the next 6 seasons.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's awesome! he's an elite player and absolutely deserved a nice payday!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CriminalMind wrote:
5 year - $51.25M extension, with $28.58M in Guarantees

so how's that rate, comparatively? what do guys think of the terms?
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vike daddy wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
5 year - $51.25M extension, with $28.58M in Guarantees

so how's that rate, comparatively? what do guys think of the terms?

Not counting Eric Berry's franchise tag number, Harrison Smith is now the highest paid safety in the NFL on a per year average basis.

It's slightly higher than I was expecting him to get. I thought he'd get a deal in the $45M over 5 year range, similar to what Devin McCourty signed last year. But it's not a bad deal by any means. I'll be curious to see what the yearly breakdown will be.

Smith isn't just the best defensive player on the Vikings, he's arguably the best player on the team. The defense can do so many things and show so many different looks when he's on the field.

Smith is worth the contract. And given the fact that Eric Berry still needs to sign a long term deal, Smith's status as the highest paid safety likely won't last long.
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vike daddy wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
5 year - $51.25M extension, with $28.58M in Guarantees

so how's that rate, comparatively? what do guys think of the terms?


For right now, that makes him the highest paid safety in the NFL. So, I bet Honey Badger is already talking to his agent.
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SemperFeist wrote:
Smith's status as the highest paid safety likely won't last long.

reminds me of the time when we signed Steve Hutchinson and non-Viking fans howled at how much we were paying him. 2-3 years later it was a deal.

way to go, Harry. hard work and dedication to your craft pays off.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Including the 5th year option ($5.3M this year), it's $56.5M/6, just under $9.5M per year. I thought he'd get more like $48M/5 but close enough.

Very happy with the signing. Smith was the best player on the team last year. He's good at so many things. If the defense takes another step forward with the noise advantage in the new stadium, he's going to be getting All Pro votes.
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Krauser wrote:
Including the 5th year option ($5.3M this year), it's $56.5M/6, just under $9.5M per year. I thought he'd get more like $48M/5 but close enough.

Very happy with the signing. Smith was the best player on the team last year. He's good at so many things. If the defense takes another step forward with the noise advantage in the new stadium, he's going to be getting All Pro votes.

Paul Krause played safety for the Vikings for eleven years (1968-1979). he was the 18th player picked in his draft. Smith was the 29th player picked in his draft.

interception totals aside, which Krause still to this day holds the NFL record for (!), i wonder which player will be regarded as the one having the greatest impact for his teams...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very excited this deal got done. Speaking of Krause, of his 53 INTs he returned 2 for TDs. Of Smith's 12 INTs, which is 22nd All-Time in Vikings history, he has returned 4 for TDs which is 1st in Vikings history. Cool

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/min/career-defense.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal for a great player. I never thought for a second he wouldnt sign with the Vikings. I think there is respect on both sides. It's great when you can nail those 1st round picks.
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