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The most underpaid veteran on the Broncos

The value he brings to the team deserves more attention

Published on by The Football Feed in NFL News

Chris Harris Jr. is the most underpaid veteran on the Denver Broncos, per The Ringer

It stands to make sense, especially since the Broncos have so much of their money tied up in a few players (especially All-Pro linebacker Von Miller). As well, it wouldn't be a stretch to argue that Harris Jr. may be the best cover corner in the entire game, despite being paid 19th best among all corners. 

Contract: A five-year, $42.5 million deal signed in December 2014 

Average annual value: $8.5 million (tied for 19th among CBs) 

2017 salary and bonuses: $8.6 million (17th among CBs) 

Total guaranteed at signing: $10.9 million (30th among CBs)

"Harris allowed just 34 catches on 72 targets in 2016, surrendering a 63.3 passer rating against on his way to a first-team All-Pro nod. Pro Football Focus’s top-graded cornerback from 2016, and the player that leads all cornerbacks in yards per coverage snap allowed (0.79) over the past five years, remains one of the most underpaid players in football."

Just watch plays like this and you get the picture. 

 

Source: The Ringer · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency