Dec 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) runs the ball after an interception in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Bills 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
It’s always great to see great people rewarded like that. Harris does it the right way. And he does it pretty darn well.
He’s the best cornerback in the NFL right now – based on the stats and Pro Football Focus. Harris enters the Chargers game with 45 tackles, 15 pass breakups and three interceptions. That gives him 10 for his career.
Those who think Harris’ play will drop off now that he got his contract don’t know what he’s really about. That unfamiliarity isn’t surprising, since he isn’t in the top 10 voting for Pro Bowl cornerbacks.
If anything, this contract and reward will make Harris work and bust his butt even more.
Here’s hoping he covers Keenan Allen. Since the Thursday Night game last season in Denver, Allen has torched the Broncos. Granted, Denver is 2-1 in those games, but they need to a better job covering Allen.
The return of Trevathan should help with coverage of San Diego tight end Antonio Gates, and the rest of the of Broncos secondary will be able to take care of Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd.
That means Allen. Even if it goes against Jack Del Rio’s philosophy, lineup Harris opposite Allen every play.
Regardless of the game plan, I’m looking forward to seeing how Harris plays with this new contract.