Drama just can’t make its way out of Minnesota these days.
Just under a month after trading disgruntled wide receiver Stefon Diggs, the Vikings appear to be on the cusp of trading another fan favorite in Anthony Harris.
The Vikings placed the franchise tag on Harris, but the belief is that the team is going to flip him according to NFL Insider Josina Anderson.
“Source: I’m told t/ #Vikings & S Anthony Harris r expected to resume discussions on his status & long-term deal. There were talks towards the end of Mar. I’m told a deal is in the/ “realm” of what’s necessary to finalize but Harris knows other factors could still impact his future in Min.”
It appears that the Vikings are reluctant to give Harris a long term deal. If the team is looking to make a trade, the Las Vegas Raiders make sense.
Entering the 2020 season, the Raiders have a pair of short-term options at safety in Damarious Randall and Jeff Heath, who were both signed this offseason. Both deals do not last longer than two years, so bringing in Harris could be a long-term option.
In order to acquire Harris, the Raiders could look to flip wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who carries a similar cap hit around $11 million and a sixth-round pick. This would give the Vikings a receiver to pair alongside Adam Thielen, who is in the final year of his contract.
Williams is not on the same level as Odell Beckham Jr. but is a backup plan given that the Cleveland Browns dispelled the chances of OBJ getting moved this offseason.
The Raiders get their fit at safety for years to come, while the Vikings would have to settle for Williams for at least one year, but would have cap space moving forward.