Harrison Smith has hilarious reaction to the new Vikings uniform

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

On Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings revealed their brand new "Winter Warrior" white alternate uniforms, and veteran safety Harrison Smith might have had the most unintentionally funny reaction to seeing the new threads for the first time.

Smith is not known for being very outspoken or outgoing, so his reaction shouldn't surprise anyone. It's just hilarious to compare his dry approval of the new uniform to how some of his other teammates reacted to seeing Minnesota's new uniform for the first time.

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith back for another season becuase he still loves to compete

Earlier this offseason, some questioned whether or not we had already seen the last of Smith in a Vikings uniform. He just turned 35 in February and he was going to have to agree to a restructured contract in order to return to Minnesota for another year. But things were eventually worked out, and now he's back for his 13th season as a member of the Vikings.

Last month, Smith shared the following about why he decided to hold off retirement for at least one more year.

"I love to compete. I know people outside of here aren't expecting as much out of us as we do ourselves. But I think we have the makings of some good things here, and continuing to be a part of that [was important to me].

I really enjoy playing for [Kevin O'Connell], and the Wilfs run a top-shelf organization. Between K.O., [general manager] Kwesi [Adofo-Mensah], learning under [defensive coordinator Brian] Flores, it's been awesome. I learned a lot of things last year that I was never really introduced to throughout my career, which is pretty cool."

After finishing with the 11th-best defensive grade from PFF among all qualifying safeties in 2021, Smith's performance has taken a bit of a dip in his last two seasons. In 2022, his defensive grade from PFF fell to 37th among safeties, and last year, it ranked 34th.

Despite the drop in performance Minnesota clearly still believes Smith can make a difference out on the field for the team's defense. In what could potentially be his final season with the Vikings, he will still have a significant role in helping the defense improve even more in the unit's second year with Brian Flores as its coordinator.

More Vikings News and Analysis