Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. is not concerned about Adam Jones
The Denver Broncos recently made another addition to their secondary with the signing of veteran cornerback Adam Jones just prior to the start of the 2018 campaign.
This has pushed the attention to the competition at the cornerback position with another proven player in the mix, but it hasn’t pushed any concern on Chris Harris Jr.’s behalf as he has voiced that complete confidence in his ability on the field, according to James Palmer of The NFL Network.
#Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. was asked today if Adam Jones coming in pushes him and everybody. Maybe creates some more competition:
“I’m the best. Ain’t no one pushing me."
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 27, 2018
Harris Jr. has more than established himself as one of the better cornerbacks in the league throughout his career as he has earned three Pro Bowl selections, a First-Team All-Pro nod, and a pair of Second-Team All-Pro selections. The 29-year-old is one of the most dependable defensive backs in the league that he could prove once again. The presence of Jones does spice things up as it brings aboard a player that has been a starter in the league for much of his career.
His off-the-field issues aside, the 34-year-old has shown to be a talented cornerback that has been a staple in the secondary in each stop of his career. It may have been a rough end to his time with the Cincinnati Bengals; Jones still has plenty of gas left in the tank to play at a high level at this point of his career that could quickly put him in a significant role with Denver.
What should be noted is that he’s coming off a campaign that was cut short due to a groin injury that put him on the season-ending injured reserve in early December. Nonetheless, this is another chance for him to extend his career while playing in a critical role for the Broncos defense in helping them get back into the playoff picture after missing it altogether in the last couple of seasons.