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Watching Chris Harris Jr. walk away won’t be easy for the Broncos. He’s played all nine seasons of his career there and is one of the few players remaining from the 2015 Super Bowl-winning team. 
However, it sounds like Harris is ready to leave the Broncos, and Denver should be prepared to let him. 
“I think everybody deserves to see what they’re worth, and I deserve it at this point,” Harris said, per Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “I think I worked my tail off for nine years, I gave the city every ounce of effort that I could give and, shoot, it’s time to see what everybody else thinks about me.”
Harris’ history as a top corner in the league should fetch him a large payday, but he isn’t worth it for the Broncos. At 30 years old, he just put up one of his least productive seasons. Plus, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos have a deal in place to trade for Jacksonville cornerback A.J. Bouye, who is two years younger and has two years left on his current deal.
Despite playing all 16 games this season, Harris had just one interception and six passes defended. Both are tied for career lows. 
Overpaying for a player who may be on the downside of his physical prowess when trying to rebuild the roster in the new Drew Lock era isn’t a prudent move.