The Broncos must make some tough decisions during the 2020 offseason. One move that they should be okay with is letting this pending free agent walk.
Free agency can be a fun time or it can be a time that is difficult for players, teams, and fans alike. There is no doubt that Broncos Country can get upset when their favorite players end up not returning to the team the following season. But there is always the business side of things when it comes to free agents.
There are various reasons a team might move on from a player who’s contract has expired. It can be from not being able to have great performances on the field. It can also be a financial situation. There are also times that the team wants to give that player a chance for a fresh start elsewhere.
Broncos Country has seen some of the great ones leave recently in the offseason. But sometimes it is for the best. And this offseason, Bleacher Report is suggesting one player from the Broncos that they believe would benefit both parties if he did not return.
That player is Chris Harris Jr. This one does not come as a surprise to me. Ever since last offseason, things have not been easy. He held out of offseason workouts because he believed he deserves more money than what he was currently worth.
Denver was able to give him that last season. However, he did not have a great 2019 season. There were times that he was beat in coverage for moderate or long gains. Even my co-host over at the IN-COM-PLETE!!! podcast would simply say “Who?” whenever Chris Harris Jr. would allow a first down or a big gain.
But for the reasons I have mentioned previously, money and on-field performance are the key reasons why the Denver Broncos should allow Chris Harris Jr. to walk. Those who know me know that he is my favorite current Bronco.
But when it comes to improving the team to get better, his age and looking for one final payday might be the reason the team decides to let him explore other pastures in the NFL until it is time to hang them up.
As much as Harris Jr. has helped with the Broncos defense and help create the “No Fly Zone,” perhaps it is time to move on in 2020.