Denver Broncos’ cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was recently quite vocal in his wishes to get a new contract from the team. Harris was so set on the better deal that he even told the team to trade him if they don’t want to pay him. Well, this obviously worked as Broncos ended up honoring his request.
Broncos announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to an improved contract with Harris, which will keep him with the team at least until the end of 2019 NFL season. Although Denver didn’t release the financial terms of the deal, ESPN reports that the 29-year-old Pro Bowler got his yearly salary bumped from $8.9 million to $12.05 million.
Harris was limited to only 12 games in 2018 due to a broken fibula but still managed to contribute 49 tackles, 1.0 sacks, three interceptions, and one touchdown.
“We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything, he’s meant to our organization,” – said Broncos’ general manager John Elway in a statement. “This contract adjustment recognizes his value to our team and the high expectations we have for Chris as a Bronco this season and hopefully for years to come.”
Since signing with Denver Broncos in 2011 as an undrafted free agent, Chris Harris Jr. established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. Harris’ career highlights include Super Bowl ring, four Pro Bowl appearances and one First-Team All-Pro honor.