Minnesota Vikings Player No. 2: Anthony Harris
If Cook is the slam dunk to be extended for the 2020 season, Harris isn’t far behind.
After signing his one-year franchise tender on Sunday, Harris will be in Minnesota at least for next season. However, both sides would love to get a deal done prior to the July 15 deadline.
For Harris, signing a long-term deal makes a ton of sense. With the growing number of injuries in the past couple of seasons, playing out a one-year deal is extremely risky. Veteran safety Earl Thomas played that game with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 and wound up breaking his leg, costing himself millions of dollars in the process.
By getting a deal now, Harris doesn’t have to worry.
There’s also the benefit for the Vikings knowing they have to create cap room if they want to do anything else prior to next season. With Brzezinski’s tendency to hammer out a team-friendly cap number in the first year of deals, he can work his magic to keep Harris and the team happy.
There’s also the matter of Harris being the second-graded safety by Pro Football Focus last season, so it’s a good bet the Vikings would like to keep him around.