Harrison Smith’s Extension Signals Long-Term Viability for the Vikings

June 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings continued to trend in the right direction by signing safety Harrison Smith to a contract extension Monday, per the team's official site. 
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is for five years with a total worth of $51.25 million. While those numbers currently make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, the signing bonus is only $10 million with $15.27 million guaranteed. 
The 27-year-old defensive back is now signed through 2021, and this agreement points toward the bigger picture and speaks to the overall health of the Vikings organization. 
Building a competent and competitive NFL roster isn't as hard as it's often made out: Draft well, develop talent and sign young stars to long-term contracts. Obviously, there is plenty that goes into each one of those steps, but the concept is rather simple. 
For the Vikings, general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer continue to build a strong roster that sh...

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