Tyrann Mathieu lobbies Chris Harris Jr. to join the Chiefs

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Earlier this month, Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu publicly expressed interest in teaming up with soon-to-be free-agent cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Mathieu, according to Harris, also has been pursuing Harris privately.

[He says] just come up there [to Kansas City], man,” Harris Jr. recently told TMZ. “Play with him, be able to do what I’ve done in the past — play everywhere on the field, and also play with a great quarterback.”

Harris reiterated his past comments about finding the right mix of compensation and utilization of his services.

“I’m really just looking for the best situation,” Harris said. “Of course, you want a team that’s going to pay you and appreciate you, one, and then also how they’re going to use me.”

Wherever Harris goes, he most likely won’t be staying in Denver. The Broncos will acquire cornerback A.J. Bouye from the Jaguars on the first day of the new league year, and Denver has been linked to Cowboys free-agent Byron Jones. And it would make plenty of sense for Harris to head to the Chiefs, given his knowledge of the division and the manner in which his diverse skills could improve the secondary.

Besides, there’s something to be said about only ever having to face Patrick Mahomes in practice.

5 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu lobbies Chris Harris Jr. to join the Chiefs

  1. Harris has made it clear the past few years his concern is with maximizing revenue for his next contract, because he arguably took a 2-3 mil paycut when he signed a team friendly deal before during the SB run with Manning. He has also consistently said he wants to stay in Denver as long as Elway gives him a fair and reasonable contract. Elway by all accounts has offered him a market value contract for a slot corner entering his age 30 season. He gave him a 3 mil pay raise last year because Harris was jealous of Kareem Jacksons contract paying Kareem more than himself.

    To walk away for a cheaper annual contract to a division rival would be a complete slap in the face to every Broncos fan lol

    Great slot corner, but he definitely struggles when put on the outside against guys bigger than him (which is basically every WR1 in the league). Best of luck to him wherever he winds up.

  2. I’m not sure that players who lobby for other player realize they are saying that “the guy we have isnt good and you are better”. Maybe he should leave it to the front office to do their job

  3. Love him and hope he stays, but if he doesn’t it’s because someone pays him more than he’s worth at this point.

  4. Harris only has 2-4 more years left in the league before he has to find a new occupation…every million counts right now and that’s a fact.

  5. If Harris had never won a Super Bowl it might make sense for him to go to a current champion, but. ..

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