Broncos’ CB Chris Harris Jr. Wants a New Deal, Will Skip Offseason Workouts

Chris Harris Jr during Superbowl 50 Denver Broncos Press Conference in 2016. Photo by BPI/REX/Shutterstock (5580542l)

Denver Broncos officially began their offseason workouts on Tuesday, but their star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was nowhere to be seen. According to NFL Network’s James Palmer, Harris decided to skip the workouts as he is looking to get a new contract this offseason.

Harris’ current contract expires after this season and is set to pay him $7.8 million in 2019. Although he is considered one of the best corners in the game, this figure places him 23rd on the list of highest paid CBs in the league. According to sources, Broncos are willing to discuss the new deal with the 29-year-old Pro Bowler but would prefer to wait until the 2019 NFL Draft.

Despite Denver’s struggles, Chris Harris had a great statistical season in 2019 and earned a Pro Bowl invite although he only played 12 games. He finished the year with 49 tackles, 1.0 sacks, and three interceptions while managing to score one defensive touchdown.

Harris was a consistent performer for Denver Broncos ever since they signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was part of Super Bowl-winning team in 2015 and has four Pro Bowl appearances alongside one First-team All-Pro and two Second-team All-Pro honors. His career stats include 462 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 19 interceptions and four defensive touchdowns.