Four-time Pro-Bowl cornerback Chris Harris was set to make $7.8 million this season in base salary. Mike Klis of 9News is reporting the restructured deal will give Harris a raise up to $12.05 million, which would be a deserved pay raise.
The Denver defense isn’t what it was during the 2015-16 season when they won the Super Bowl and were led by their defense, but Harris has played eight seasons in the league and he is coming off of an elite season where he ranked as the third best cornerback in all of football according to Pro Footbal Focus.
Denver had some questions to answer in the defensive backfield this offseason and they took care of the other corner spot by going out and getting Kareem Jackson on a three-year deal that won’t start paying him a real good chunk of change until next season, and now they have locked up their best player in the secondary with a raise for this season which should help out if they plan on trying to give him a longer deal before the season starts or next offseason.
If the terms of this raise are true as reported, it will make Harris the third-highest paid player on the Denver roster this season in terms of base salary, trailing only Joe Flacco and Von Miller.
About the restructured deal, President of Football Operations and General Manager John Elway had the following to say: “This contract adjustment recognizes his value to our team and the high expectations we have for Chris as a Bronco this season and hopefully for years to come.”
Check out what some of his teammates have to say about Harris:
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