Broncos GM John Elway will talk to Chris Harris about new deal at the end of the season
Many experts and fans were surprised to see veteran cornerback Chris Harris still remaining on the Denver Broncos. The Pro Bowl defensive back was on the market up until the trade deadline for a transaction with another team in the league. But no deal was done to send him elsewhere despite the interest of others.
But now, general manager John Elway and the Broncos are looking to give the 30-year-old a new deal at the end of the season.
“There were some inquiries on Chris, but we really felt that we’re still trying to win football games and the value wasn’t there, so we’re glad that we can keep Chris here. I know his contract is up at the end of the year, but we’ll talk to him at the end of the year and see if we can get something done with him then.”
It’s refreshing news to hear for the four-time Pro Bowler. Especially after the many talks of trading him that have circulated in recent years.
“It’s a lot better from what I’ve heard in the past. To know that they want me to be here, that’s big for me. As a player, you always want to feel appreciated and you want to feel like the work that you put on the field is noted and appreciated.
Definitely relieved and happy to be able to finish the year here. That’s what I wanted. That was the goal at the beginning of the year to finish the year here and see what happens at the end of the year.”
It’s a big step in the right direction for one of the most deserving players in the league.