Report: Broncos have not offered Chris Harris extension past 2019
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris wants a new deal and has been wanting a new deal for quite some time now, but Broncos general manager John Elway said last month that he would not negotiate anything with Harris until after the draft.
Well, here we are a month later, and Denver apparently still has not offered Harris a long-term deal.
According to Zach Bye of 1043 The Fan, the Broncos have been talking to Harris, but they have not been negotiating a contract for him beyond 2019, meaning that this could be Harris’ last season in the Mile High City.
Harris is scheduled to earn $7.8 million this year and has remained absent from Broncos offseason workouts.
The 29-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 12 games and registered 49 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, 10 passes defended and a defensive touchdown en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
Harris, who played his collegiate football at the University of Kansas, went undrafted but eventually saw his first NFL action with the Broncos in 2011, appearing in all 16 contests and totaling 75 tackles, a pick and a fumble recovery.
Since then, Harris has gone on to make for Pro Bowl appearances, with all of them coming since 2014. He also earned a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2016 after recording 63 stops, a couple of interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 11 passes defended.
Perhaps most importantly, the Bixby, Ok. native was an integral part of a dominant Denver defense that led the Broncos to a Super Bowl championship during the 2015-16 campaign.