Denver Broncos: Predicting new homes for top free agents
Chris Harris Jr., Cornerback: Kansas City Chiefs
As difficult as this is to project, it really feels like an inevitability.
Although Harris will be pursued by a wide variety of teams, the Kansas City Chiefs make a lot of sense for him for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, the Chiefs are losing their top three cornerbacks this offseason, so they have a desperate need for cornerback help.
Second of all, Harris has openly discussed the potential of playing alongside Tyrann Mathieu, who was a key addition for the Chiefs last year during their Super Bowl run.
Third, Harris played his college ball just a short drive away for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Fourth, if the Broncos aren’t willing to pay Harris what he wants, he would probably be up for the opportunity to play against the Broncos.
Fifth, the Chiefs are an attractive destination for veteran free agents despite their lack of cap space because of Patrick Mahomes and the fact that they just won the Super Bowl. They may only be able to make one big splash move this offseason, and Harris would be a tremendous pickup.
It would also not be surprising to see Harris sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, who have more cap space (and an income tax-free state) even though they don’t have as favorable of a situation.
Harris is undoubtedly hoping for a deal that puts him north of $13-14 million per season and he should get it.