Broncos corner Harris Jr. gets 2019 increase

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has received an increase in pay, according to 9 News’ Mike Klis, Harris Jr. was slated to make $8.9 million this season.

However, with this pay adjustment, he will now get a boost to go over $12 million. He will now make $12.05 million.

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. attempts to tackle Willie Snead IV against the Baltimore Ravens
Chris Harris Jr. attempts to tackle Willie Snead IV against the Baltimore Ravens (Getty Images)

Before striking this new deal, Harris Jr. hinted that he might want to be traded. This is the final year of his contract.

Harris Jr. — before striking this new deal — was entering the final few months of his contract with the team. The 2019 season will still be his final year of a five-year, $42.5 million deal.

The 29-year-old Bixby, Oklahoma native was an undrafted player after playing collegiate football at Kansas. He has spent his entire career with the Broncos.

Harris Jr. made 12 appearances, including 12 starts with the team in 2018. He had 49 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and one quarterback hit.

He also had 1.0 sacks, three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and 10 pass deflections.

In his career in Denver, he made 123 appearances, including 105 starts. He has 471 tackles, including 22 tackles for a loss, and 10 quarterback hits.

He has 4.5 sacks, 19 interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns; five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 80 pass deflections.

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