Denver Broncos: Trade ideas ahead of Tuesday deadline
CB Chris Harris Jr. to the Philadelphia Eagles
As much as we would all hate to see it, trading Chris Harris Jr. does make sense for the Broncos.
- He’s not under contract beyond 2019
- He’s been vocal about hitting the open market
- He’s already asked to be traded (before the Broncos paid him)
- He’s got high value
The reasons for keeping Harris around are dwindling. It’s almost getting to the point of holding on for strictly sentimental and loyalty purposes, but the NFL is a business.
Harris is going to get a good contract this offseason. If the Broncos were going to be the team to give it to him, why wouldn’t they do it when he was asking for it in the offseason?
Harris has proven to be a phenomenal player in his career. He’s been a shut-down corner for the Broncos and carried the torch admirably from Champ Bailey when he left Denver.
Harris is a Bronco for life but will he spend the final couple of years of his NFL career with another team?
It wouldn’t surprise me to see a team like Philadelphia win this weekend and get aggressive for Harris. The Broncos probably want at least a second-round pick for him, and to this point, they haven’t gotten it.
But desperate times call for desperate measures. Now that the Broncos have lost to the Colts and the Eagles trounced the Bills, don’t be surprised if this happens.