The Denver Broncos signed cornerback Chris Harris to a five-year contract extension in an effort to solidify their pass defense.
The Denver Broncos have locked up one of their most important defensive players in cornerback Chris Harris.
Harris has helped the Broncos defense improve from last year’s struggles, and he made a miraculous recovery from a torn ACL tear that he suffered in the Broncos’ playoff game against the San Diego Chargers.
For his reliable play, the Broncos signed the cornerback to a five-year, $42 million contract extension, according to the Denver Post. The contract includes $24 million in guaranteed money with a $10 million signing bonus.
Harris has three interceptions this season like his previous two seasons, and he also has 44 tackles and a sack. His solid play and the return of outside linebacker Von Miller and signing of cornerback Aqib Talib and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware has helped the Broncos defense become the fourth-ranked unit in total defense.
Although they have had a couple of bad games, the Broncos have allowed 26 points or less in every other game. Harris’ presence will continue to make the Broncos a tough defense.