Report: CB Chris Harris Way Ahead of Schedule From ACL Surgery


Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and cornerback Chris Harris (25) before the game against the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reports from Mile High Report and the Denver Post, star cornerback Chris Harris is way ahead of schedule after reconstructive knee surgery to repair a partially torn ACL.

Harris suffered the injury against San Diego in the playoffs this past season, and up to that point, he had probably been the Broncos’ most consistent defender, playing the most snaps of any player on the unit.

Per the aforementioned reports, Harris is already off of his crutches and says he’s ‘doing great’.

A restricted free agent this offseason, Harris is expected to be tendered at a second round level, meaning the Broncos would be compensated a second round pick should they choose not to match any offer he would receive on the open market.

This is a high character player who has been a key in Denver’s defense the last few years. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas in 2011, John Elway’s first year in charge of the team, and has quickly grown into a star nickel corner for Denver.

He should be a big part of the team’s future plans and if he proves he can stay healthy after this knee surgery, he should be in line for a nice contract at the end of the 2014 campaign.