Report: Chris Harris agrees to $12.05 million for 2019

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The deal won’t guarantee Chris Harris Jr. stays in Denver beyond this season, but the contract adjustment he agreed to Tuesday will get the cornerback back to work.

Harris received a pay raise, accepting a $12.05 million deal for his season, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News reports. The deal includes a $650,000 reporting bonus for showing up to organized team activities Wednesday and another $600,000 reporting bonus for training camp, per Klis.

“We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization,” Broncos General Manager John Elway said in a release by the team announcing the deal. “This contract adjustment recognizes his value to our team and the high expectations we have for Chris as a Bronco this season and hopefully for years to come.”

Harris will get a chance to obtain an annual salary in the neighborhood of $15 million per season in free agency next spring, barring a new deal with the Broncos before then. Until then, he’ll have to be content with a little more than $3 million in extra pay.

He was scheduled to make $7.8 million in base salary in 2019 after already receiving a $1 million option bonus.

Harris has played in Denver for eight seasons, started most of the past seven seasons and made four Pro Bowls.

22 responses to “Report: Chris Harris agrees to $12.05 million for 2019

  1. Ok, so give a guy extra money this season but then what about next year when he wants more? Silly move, but I guess if they honestly thought he wouldn’t show then I guess it’s fine.

  2. Dysfunction rampant in Elway land. Elway will thank Manning for the rest of eternity for making him look good (when he is terrible) as a front office guy by winning a SB. Manning would’ve won a SB playing for a college team that year.

  3. Dysfunction rampant in Elway land. Elway will thank Manning for the rest of eternity for making him look good (when he is terrible) as a front office guy by winning a SB. Manning would’ve won a SB playing for a college team that year. Elway was an average QB and even worse GM. Some guys are just lucky.

  4. You can do this when you sign a QB with an old contract at average QB wages, that you can easily cut without dead money, should your rookie draft pick rapidly ascend. In other words, you can do this when you don’t have a franchise QB to pay. That of course, presents other problems, but…

  5. Peyton Manning didn’t win SB50. In fact, the Denver offense stunk on that day. It was Elway’s carefully constructed defense that won that game with Von Miller winning the SB MVP. (Rare when a defensive player wins SB MVP. I believe there have only been six players to do such).

  6. The year the Broncos won the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning was the worst starting quarterback in the league by a large margin and the defense carried them to a Super Bowl. To put into perspective how bad Manning was that year, guys like Jay Cutler and Tim Tebow have never had a season that bad. Brock Osweiler came in for an injured Peyton Manning and gave the team an huge boost.

  7. At least its not Capt Kirk Cousins contract——-
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    Why aren’t more people up in arms about Cousin’s contract? People are concerned about a one year pay raise to Harris? Hmmmm…..

    Then these same idiots will be complaining about how stupid Elway is if Harris leaves in FA next year and continues PB level play. SMH

  8. droppedinagreasefire says:
    May 29, 2019 at 2:24 am
    Peyton Manning didn’t win SB50. In fact, the Denver offense stunk on that day. It was Elway’s carefully constructed defense that won that game with Von Miller winning the SB MVP. (Rare when a defensive player wins SB MVP. I believe there have only been six players to do such).

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    Was that the game Von Miller scared Cam Newton away from his own fumble like it was an angry hornets nest?

  9. milanomafia716 says:
    Elway was a pretty good qb just sayin
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    He choked on the big stage. Career 58.9 QB rating in Super Bowls. Terrell Davis is the only reason he has any rings at all.

  10. About 25 minutes after his pay raise was announced here, another article was posted where Harris proclaimed he will become the league’s highest paid CB in 2020. His incentive to play hard this season remains the same as before, and his odds of staying in Denver are unchanged as well. Elway just flushed $3 million down the salary cap drain.

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