After signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Chargers, Chris Harris let everyone know why he chose LA over the Raiders and other teams when he spoke recently with Broncos beat reporter Mike Klis soon after the news broke.
It wasn’t because he would get to play the Broncos twice a year. He wanted to let Broncos fans know that certainly wasn’t the case and that “there wasn’t any disrespect to (Denver).” He chose the Chargers because he liked the defense and the players that make up that side of the ball for the Bolts.
Just talked to Chris Harris. He said 2 yrs "$20 (mill) something," with Chargers. He turned down 3-year offer w/Raiders.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 18, 2020
"I liked the Chargers' defense. Bosa, Ingram, Casey Hayward, Derwin James, Desmond King. I like their secondary. I'll fit right in with those boys." #9sports
Harris named half the defense when he spoke with Klis and it only gets more exciting when you realize he’s joining that exemplary group in 2020. After the Chargers placed a second-round tender on former UDFA CB Mike Davis just yesterday, it’ll be interesting to see if the team keeps Harris in the slot, where he plays the best, and move Desmond King somewhere else, or vice versa. Too many good cornerbacks is a good problem to have, after all.
For now, it’s good to know that the Chargers are signing good players and that the good players want to be here.
Chris Harris Jr. on Broncos: "I want to thank everyone on the team. I sent a letter out there. I wish it didn't end like this but it's how life it. I'm happy about where I'm going. I get to play for coach (Ron) Milus, my first DB coach (with Broncos in 2011).'' #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 18, 2020
It’s also worthy of mentioning that Harris now gets to play with defensive backs coach Ron Milus, who happened to be his first position back when he started with the Broncos in 2011.