This Giants-Vikings Trade for Anthony Harris Could Work

Max Staley
Anthony Harris could still be on the move this offseason.
Anthony Harris could still be on the move this offseason. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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It might not be their most-pressing need, but the New York Giants could stand to add some help at safety this offseason. Julian Love looks like he'll be the starter at free safety, but he received a 65.2 grade from Pro Football Focus in coverage.

If the team wants to shore up the backend, New York could pursue Anthony Harris, who was franchise tagged by the Minnesota Vikings after receiving the highest coverage grade among all qualified safeties (91.6), per PFF.

In fact, the Giants have actually reportedly contacted the Vikings about making a trade for Harris.

A potential deal would make a ton of sense for both sides. Minnesota would free up about $11.4 million if it moved on from Harris, while New York would boast an extremely talented duo of safeties in Jabrill Peppers and Harris.

Given how well Harris played last season, the Giants would likely need to ship out a second-round pick (especially since they lost their third-round pick in the Leonard Williams deal). They do have a compensatory third-round pick for letting Landon Collins walk last offseason, but it's unclear if that would be enough to land Harris.

If Minnesota trades Harris and the Buffalo Bills' fifth-round pick in exchange for New York's No. 36-overall selection, it could go down as a win-win for both sides.


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