A week after Russell Wilson landed himself as the highest paid NFL player in the game. Denver Broncos CB Chirs Harris wants a new deal or trade him!
Read on to get the latest on Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris who coming back from a broken leg demanding a new deal…
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CelebNSports247.com reports that Chris Harris has been absent from the team since the start of voluntary minicamp last week, has requested either a new contract from the Broncos or a trade out of town.
According to NFL Network’s James Palmer who reported Tuesday evening, Chris Harris wants at least $15 million per year on a new deal,
Such a contract would make Harris the highest-paid cornerback in AAV in the league; Redskins cornerback Josh Norman is the leader in 2019 at $15 million a year.
The 29-year-old Harris is entering the final season of his contract and is set to earn $7.8 million in base salary. His average salary of $8.5 million from his last deal is well below the current market value for a player of his caliber, ranking 24th among active corners. Coming off his fourth Pro Bowl, Harris wants to correct that skewed number.
That doesn’t mean the Broncos will so easily acquiesce.
Harris spoke to The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala on Wednesday to discuss his standoff with the Broncos.
He had this to say:
I always wanted to retire here. I’ve been patient. I’m still open to coming back. I’m never closing that door until they close it. We could still get a deal done with the Broncos. … Oh yeah. It’s not over yet.