The Denver Broncos and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. have agreed to terms on a one-year contract adjustment, per Mike Klis. According to Klis, the Broncos will pay Harris $12.05 million for the 2019 season – a significant raise from the $8.9 million he was going to make.
The compromise allows both sides to move forward and begin preparing for the 2019 campaign without the drama of a contract battle. Though, the Broncos will still have to decide if they are willing to re-sign Harris in the future.
“We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization,” John Elway said in a release. “This contract adjustment recognizes his value to the team and the high expectations we have for Chris as a Bronco this season and hopefully for years to come.”
In 2018, Harris was one of the better corners in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, Harris had the league’s second-highest coverage grade in the slot last season (87.1). He also tied his career-high figure for interceptions in a single season (3) – despite missing a quarter of the season due to injury.
In his career, Harris has 19 interceptions and 80 passes defended. What’s more, Harris has graded in the top 10 among corners in five different seasons and has only allowed opposing receivers to reach the end zone 16 times.
Whichever way you slice it, Harris has been among the very best at his position over his 8 years in the NFL. He’s graded in the top 10 among corners in five of his eight seasons, and he notably finished the 2016 season with an elite 90.2 overall grade that ranked first among CBs. pic.twitter.com/5PRx0lxRCs
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