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Harrison Smith officially highest-paid safety in NFL


The Minnesota Vikings have a special player in safety Harrison Smith as he has emerged as one of the best at his position in the NFL over the last few years. The team has now made him look like the special player by making him the highest-paid safety in the league.

NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport reported that Smith had signed a five-year extension worth $51.25 million with $15.278 million guaranteed. The extension locks him up with the Vikings through the 2021 season.

Smith joined the Vikings after being selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft and he has proven to be not only a great pass defender, but a hard hitter as well. He has more than proven his worth to be one of the highest-paid players in the league.

Over the last four years, Harrison Smith has recorded 12 interceptions, 26 pass deflections, 234 tackles, three forced fumbles and 5.5 sacks.

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