Chris Harris Jr. has a new contract.
The 29-year-old cornerback and the Broncos agreed to an adjusted deal for 2019, the team announced Tuesday.
Harris received a “solid raise” and will become a free agent after the season, according to a report from NFL Network.
Chris Harris and the #Broncos have reached an agreement to adjust his salary for 2019, giving him a solid raise, per source (@MikeKlis 1st). Harris gets paid this year, and has a chance to hit the free agent market next year for another payday.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 28, 2019
“We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization,” Broncos president John Elway said in a statement. “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.”
President of Football Operations/GM @johnelway on @chrisharrisjr’s new one-year deal: pic.twitter.com/g50dBAviOs
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 29, 2019
Harris recorded 49 total tackles, three interceptions and a sack in 12 games for Denver last season.
The three-time Pro Bowl player has spent his entire eight-year career with the Broncos. He reportedly asked for either a new contract or a trade earlier this offseason.
“(Harris) does every single thing right, on and off the football field,” Broncos star Von Miller said earlier this month (via the Denver Post). “Undrafted free agent. Played well through his first contract. Got a second contract. Played well through the second contract.
“Sometimes, when you first get here, they tell you if you play and you play well, they’ll take care of you and if you do the right things in the community and you do all the right things on the football field, they’ll take care of you. Chris has definitely done everything right and then some.”
The Broncos finished 2018 with a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs for a third straight season. They fired former coach Vance Joseph in late December and hired Vic Fangio to replace him.