ENGLEWOOD, Colo. The Denver Broncos on Tuesday agreed to terms with cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on a new one-year contract, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.
“We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization,” Elway said. “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 Jr. (5-10, 199 pounds) is a ninth-year player who is a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2014-16, ’18) and two-time Associated Press All-Pro (First Team – 2016; Second Team – 2015). Signed by the Broncos in 2011 as a college free agent from the University of Kansas, Harris Jr. is one of only four undrafted cornerbacks all-time to make four or more Pro Bowls (or AFL All-Star Games) with their original team.
Harris Jr. has played 123 career regular-season games (105 starts) for the Broncos, totaling 456 tackles (394 solo), 19 interceptions (446 yds.), 80 passes defensed, 4.5 sacks (28.5 yds.), five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He also has started 7-of-8 career postseason games, posting 35 tackles (27 solo), eight passes defensed and one sack (4 yds.).
The only NFL player with multiple interceptions in each season since 2012, Harris Jr.’s seven-year streak with at least two interceptions ranks second in Broncos history (Mike Harden, 8, 1981-88). His 80 career passes defensed rank third in team history since the statistic was tracked beginning in 1994.
Harris Jr. is a two-time winner of the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award (2013, ’18), the recipient of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award (2014) and the club’s 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.