5 bold predictions for the rest of the Vikings 2020 offseason

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
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Vikings will also extend Harris

After extending Dalvin Cook, there’s a reason to worry the team won’t have enough to sign Anthony Harris. That’s until you realize that the Vikings have Rob Brzezinski on their side.

With their salary-cap guru’s ability to sign several players to long-term deals, it created the mess Minnesota dealt with this offseason, but it also allowed the team to sign several pieces of their young core.

Once the Vikings get things with Cook sorted out, they can turn their attention to Harris, who is currently operating under the franchise tag.

While KSTP’s Darren Wolfson recently said Harris playing the 2020 season under the tag is, “off the table,” ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported before the draft that the sides were, “within the realm of finalization,” but other factors needed to be hashed out.

It’s hard to tell whether that factor would be if the Vikings had drafted a safety in the first few rounds (they didn’t) or if they needed to re-sign Cook first (they haven’t yet). But Rick Spielman sounded confident about Harris’ future in his pre-draft press conference.

With an extremely young stable of corners, Minnesota needs to figure out an extension and there’s enough will power on both sides, where they should get a deal done.