Future Vikings Hall of Famer Appears to be on his Last Legs

A common NFL proverb is that father time is undefeated. Some great players have defended that truth for longer in recent years. 

Harrison “The Hit Man” Smith, a potential Hall of Fame safety, looks to be the same.

The Vikings' defense has relied on Smith. Smith excels even in poor years for the defense, like 2022. 

He had 5 interceptions at 33 last season, showing no decline. PFF awarded him a good grade despite his poor defense.

Compared to last season, the Viking defense has improved greatly. Flores blitzes like a crazy, pressuring nearly half of defensive snaps this season. 

Harrison Smith may need more passing game splash plays to comeback this season.