Former Broncos’ Pro Bowl CB Chris Harris Jr. Joins the Chargers

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

The four-time Pro Bowler Chris Harris Jr. is taking on a new challenge. According to reports, Harris Jr. is leaving Denver Broncos, the team he spent his entire pro career with, to join Los Angeles Chargers.

Harris will join Chargers on a two-year deal as a free agent. The deal is reportedly worth $20.5 million and fully guaranteed.

While the deal can’t be made official just yet, Harris confirmed his departure via social media post. 

This was an expected turn of events, as the relationship between the veteran corner and Broncos organization turned sour last year. Harris was looking for a new deal that would give him long-term security, while Denver was unwilling to make such a commitment. In the end, Harris received a salary bump up to $12.05 million for 2019, but it was clear his time in Denver was over.

Chris Harris Jr. joined Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011. After an encouraging rookie year, Harris was promoted to a starter and went on to establish himself as one of the best young corners in the league in the following couple of seasons. Between 2011 and 2018, he made four Pro Bowls while also helping Broncos win a Super Bowl title in 2015.

Harris’ career stats include 518 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 90 pass deflections, 20 interceptions, and four defensive touchdowns.