Broncos cornerback Chris Harris targeting career-high interceptions in 2019
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris is entering the final year of his deal, so 2019 would be as good of a time as any for him to show out.
Well, it appears that Harris is already planning on doing that, and not just for himself, but for the benefit of the team.
“Last year when I started to shadow teams, our record, we started winning, we started getting on a roll,” Harris told James Palmer of NFL Network. “Then, unfortunately, I got injured. This year, definitely to ease the pressure off the other guys, and whatever role that they want me to do, coach Fangio wants me to do, I’m ready for it.”
Harris played in 12 games this past season, registering 49 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, 10 passes defended and a defensive score en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The 29-year-old is also hoping to log the most interceptions of his career this year.
“I’ve got to have a career-high (in interceptions),” said Harris. “I’ve got to have at least five this year. I think with the way (Fangio) is going to be using me, my versatility, I think it definitely should go up.”
Harris’ career high in interceptions is three, which he has done four times.
The Bixby, Ok. native, who played his collegiate football at the University of Kansas, went undrafted but eventually landed with the Broncos in 2011, playing in all 16 games and recording 75 tackles, a pick, a fumble recovery, and six passes defended.
Harris would then go on to become a fixture in Denver’s secondary, making three consecutive Pro Bowls between 2014 and 2016, earning a First-Team All-Pro selection during the latter season.