It’s still a beautiful Monday in Broncos Country, but the Denver Broncos lost one of their most important pieces of the secondary when Chris Harris went down against the Chargers.
It’s been confirmed that Harris torn his ACL, which obviously takes him out for the rest of the season.
Harris has been the backbone in the team’s secondary. He’s been the new “Champ Bailey,” shutting down some of the league’s best receivers.
For example, against the Chargers, Keenan Allen had zero catches when Harris was covering him. After Harris went down, Allen had 6 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
There’s no doubt Harris will be missed this week against Tom Brady, and should the Broncos advance, against Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson.
Tony Carter, Quentin Jammer, and Kayvon Webster will have to really have to step up now. It’s still too risky to throw Bailey out there on every play, so expect the Broncos to utilize their younger guys.