Chis Harris negotiated a new contract before the season, but got just a one year deal. The Broncos likely won’t want to pay him much more than they already are and Harris will likely want to play for a contender. With that, the Broncos could move Harris before the trade deadline. Here are five possible trade destinations for Chris Harris Jr.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have had a rough go of it in the secondary this season. They allow 256.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in the NFL. Philadelphia was rumored to want Jalen Ramsey, but the Rams swooped in and made the deal before the Eagles. Ronald Darby, Sydney Jones and Jalen Mills could use some help, as they have not looked good so far this year.
Philadelphia is still in the playoff race at 4-4, so making a play for a talented corner makes sense. They should be able to re-sign Harris as well, as the Eagles have ample cap room. If the Eagles think they have the team for a playoff push, they should go ahead and make the move for Harris soon.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City is aiming to win a Super Bowl, but they don’t have a great defense. The offense is high-powered, but for them to get through the AFC playoffs they could use more help on defense. Cornerback is a position that Kansas City can specifically target, as they don’t have any corners who can shutdown top receivers.
Harris would fit right in, but there are hurdles for the deal. The Broncos would have to be willing to trade with a division rival. Kansas City is also projected to be near the bottom of the draft order. They should have enough draft capital and motivation though to try and acquire Harris, who would help the team immediately.
3. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have already addressed their need of a wide receiver with their acquisition of Emmanuel Sanders. Now, they can get a solid corner for their defense. The front seven of their defense is great, but besides Richard Sherman, the cornerbacks could use a solid player.
San Francisco didn’t have to give up too much to get Sanders, only a third and fourth-round pick. They also got a fifth-round pick in return. This means they should have the draft picks to entice the Broncos to trade them Harris. If the 49ers want to re-sign Harris, they should have the necessary cap space as well.
4. Minnesota Vikings
Just a few years ago, Vikings’ fans were happy with their cornerbacks. Unfortunately, Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes just aren’t playing as well as they used to. The offense finally has some balance, and at 6-2, the Vikings should be able to compete in the tough NFC. If they want to take it to the next level, they should tade for Harris.
Minnesota ranks in the middle of the pack as a pass defense and should have the motivation to get a deal done. The Vikings shouldn’t have many things holding them back from giving up draft picks for Harris. With Harris on the roster, the Vikings can make a run in the playoffs.
5. Buffalo Bills
The Bills defense is very tough and they have a great secondary. With Tre White, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, the Bills have many talented players at the backend of their defense. They could try to make their secondary more complete with the addition of a good corner across from Tre White.
Harris would help this team as they make a playoff push. They have a young, developing quarterback in Josh Allen, so if their defense can play lights out, it could help them in their quest to make a run towards the postseason. The Bills shouldn’t be afraid of giving up draft picks for Harris, as they should be able to re-sign him if he likes Buffalo.