Chargers CB Chris Harris Jr. ‘fired up’ for Chargers tenure
Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is excited for his tenure with his new team. Harris didn’t take shots at the Denver Broncos but did admit that he was being worn down at the end of his time in the Mile High City.
“I am fired up, man,” said Harris Jr., via Fernando Ramirez of NBC San Diego. “Last year, there was a lot of stuff going on with me. Mentally, you never know how stuff will wear down on you, and I think it just did. Going into this year, I feel so happy, and I have a clear mind. I feel very comfortable here.”
Harris was a standout with the Kansas Jayhawks during his college days, but he wasn’t drafted. That is something that has left a chip on the new Chargers defensive back’s shoulder, and helps him relate to some of the younger guys on the team.
With the Chargers, Harris Jr. hopes that he can help teach the young guys as much as he can as they adjust to the NFL life.
“It is part of my story to be able to relate to guys,” explained Harris. “They understand that no one gave me anything. I had to go earn it. Off that, them hearing my story, it can gain respect. I want to teach all the young guys as much as I can. I want to be an open book for any player. I feel like I have a lot of experience on the field and off the field to help guide these guys.”
Harris didn’t come in to just be a teacher though, the expectation is he will be the key part of a Chargers defense that has loft goals for 2020.