Minnesota finally found a safety to pair with Smith
During the majority of Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the Vikings, the head coach has tried to find another talented safety to pair with Harrison Smith in the team’s defensive backfield.
Finally, this season, Minnesota found their guy and he just happened to already be on their roster. Anthony Harris was given the chance to be a full-time starting safety for the Vikings this year and he certainly took full advantage of his opportunity.
Harris started in 14 games this season and he finished with 60 tackles, 11 pass breakups, six interceptions, and one fumble recovery. He even returned one of his picks for his first career touchdown in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks.
In 2020, Harris will be a free agent and he will likely get some enticing offers from around the NFL. But he has been in Minnesota for his entire career, so if the Vikings can figure out how to give him the deal he wants, it shouldn’t be too hard to convince him to stick around.