Denver Broncos: Bolles shines on final 2020 stock report
Denver Broncos final 2020 stock report: Shelby Harris
Speaking of a guy looking for a new contract, along with Justin Simmons, Shelby Harris was essentially playing to get paid in 2021 this season and proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he deserves a hefty payday in 2021.
Even missing time due to injury and COVID-19, Harris still showcased an impressive season, especially with his uncanny ability to bat down passes (Harris finished the season with 7 batted passes).
Prior to the season finale, Harris expressed what it would mean to him to stay with the Denver Broncos. “My family loves Denver, I love Denver, and Denver’s done nothing but do right by me since I’ve been here.” (per PFT).
While football is a business and optimism does not seem high that Shelby Harris will be back, he deserves a standing ovation for the farewell he gave the Broncos in 2020 if it does turn out to be his curtain call in the Mile High City.
Last, but certainly not least, we cannot forget Denver’s Comeback Player of the Year, and arguably, Denver’s MVP. After being loathed and verbally abused by fans in 2019, Garett Bolles was determined to turn his career around.
Turn his career around, he did.
Not only did Bolles dramatically reduce his penalties, he dramatically increased his value as a left tackle, becoming one of the top-rated tackles by PFF.
In 2019, Bolles was penalized 17 times, tied for second in the NFL among active tackles. In 2020, Bolles reduced that statistic by 10. Bolles also allowed zero sacks in the 2020 NFL season.
Although Garett Bolles was arguably the biggest Pro Bowl snub, he was given a second-team All-Pro nod.
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The turnaround of Bolles’ career was exciting to see, and there is bound to only be more in store for him in 2021.