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Chris Harris Jr.
SANTA CLARA, CA – FEBRUARY 07: Chris Harris Jr. #25 of the Denver Broncos reacts after Denver recovered a fumble by Mike Tolbert #35 of the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Signed Chris Harris Jr as UDFA in 2013

By: Graham Tiedtke

Chris Harris Jr. has been the Denver Broncos top cornerback since arriving to the Mile High City in 2013 as an undrafted free agent.

Harris Jr. has been tasked with covering opponents’ top wideouts for a long time. Doing so has caused quarterbacks to throw away from him. He has snatched 20 interceptions in nine NFL seasons, and has missed just five games—four of those games in 2018.

Harris Jr. has been voted to the Pro Bowl four times, including 2018.

He has averaged 57.5 tackles per season.

The Broncos gave Harris a pay raise during the 2019 season, but unfortunately the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on years added. Therefore, he will test the free agent market in 2020 but has kept the door open for a return to Denver.

Losing Harris Jr. could prove to be really, really bad for the Broncos. They do not have the best depth at the cornerback position right now. We can only cross our fingers that the Broncos are able to re-sign him, or find his replacement in free agency or the 2020 NFL Draft.