Why Chris Harris Jr. got a raise from the Denver Broncos
The saga in Denver is finally over, at least for 2019 as the Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have come to terms on a new deal for the upcoming season.
Chris Harris Jr. has been one of the major providers to the Denver Broncos defense since he came to the team in 2011. While his future with the team will be revisited after this upcoming season, he will at least make more than he was originally going to make.
On Tuesday evening, the Denver Broncos and the lone member remaining from the No Fly Zone, Chris Harris Jr., have come to terms on a new one year deal that will take effect for the 2019 season. The restructured deal comes in place just one day before the final week of organized team activities.
Mike Klis is reporting that the deal is worth $12.05 million, which is a significant increase from the $8.9 million he was due this year. He will also get money for showing up to OTA’s on Wednesday and to training camp in July.
John Elway is very excited that they were able to come to a deal and expresses how much Chris Harris Jr. has meant to the Denver Broncos.
"“We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization,” Elway said. “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.” -John Elway (via Denver Broncos PR)"
This is quite exciting for both the Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. The team will get a veteran leader in the No Fly Zone member to help this defense with first year head coach Vic Fangio running the show.
Broncos Country should be excited for a fan favorite to return. While the future with Chris Harris Jr. is still in question after this upcoming season, it is promising that at least the team will have their shutdown corner on the roster for the 2019 season.
There is still work to do to make him a Bronco for life, but to have Harris return gives us all a sigh of relief and more time to work on another deal while Chris contributes in 2019.