At least 6 teams are interested in trading for Broncos CB Chris Harris
During the offseason, the Denver Broncos and cornerback Chris Harris were unable to come to terms on a contract extension, and with Harris headed for free agency after this year, the writing was pretty much on the wall for the veteran.
Now, with the Broncos sitting at 2-6 ahead of the 4 p.m. ET NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, Harris is a hot target, and according to Josina Anderson of ESPN, at least six teams are interested in the defensive back.
Through eight games this season, Harris has logged 22 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and four passes defended.
The 30-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Kansas, went undrafted but eventually landed with Denver in 2011, where he played all 16 games and totaled 75 tackles, a pick, a fumble recovery and six passes defended.
Harris then became a mainstay in the Broncos’ secondary, and by 2014, he was a Pro Bowler after registering 58 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and seven passes defended.
That marked the first of three straight Pro Bowl appearances for Harris, including a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2016. He was also a member of a dominant Denver defense in 2015 that won a Super Bowl.
Harris then made his fourth Pro Bowl last season, finishing with 49 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, 10 passes defended and a defensive touchdown.
The Bixby, Ok. native is making $9.8 million this year.
Meanwhile, the Broncos are well on their way to missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season, which comes on the heels of five straight trips to the postseason.