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Most Likely Destinations for Chris Harris Jr. in Free Agency After Broncos Traded for A.J. Bouye

Max Staley
Chris Harris Jr. will likely be looking for a new home this offseason.
Chris Harris Jr. will likely be looking for a new home this offseason. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
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The Broncos acquired A.J. Bouye from the Jacksonville Jaguars via trade this week, and that could mean Chris Harris Jr.'s time in Denver is running out. With a potential replacement already in town, Denver could elect to let Harris walk in free agency this offseason.

With that in mind, here are four potential landing spots for the four-time Pro Bowl corner.

1. Las Vegas Raiders

Jon Gruden's Raiders struggled to defend opposing passers in 2019.
Jon Gruden's Raiders struggled to defend opposing passers in 2019. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders have quite a few issues to address in their new home. The secondary might be the team's biggest problem, though. They checked in as the league's third-worst unit in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA metrics. Clearly, an upgrade in the secondary is needed, and Harris would provide just that. Armed with more than $51 million in cap space, the Raiders have plenty of room to make a splash on a player like Harris.

2. Detroit Lions

Darius Slay has been the subject of quite a few trade rumors this offseason.
Darius Slay has been the subject of quite a few trade rumors this offseason. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

Like Vegas, the Detroit Lions were one of the league's worst pass defenses in 2019, checking in as the fourth-worst unit against the pass by DVOA. They could get even worse in 2020 though, as there are plenty of rumors suggesting they could move their best corner, Darius Slay. Regardless of Slay's status with the team, bringing in Harris would be a big help. If Slay stays, he and Harris would be a nice pair. Slay specializes against No. 1 corners, while Harris excels in the slot. If Slay leaves, Harris would still be a solid option to bring in, and he should come at a much cheaper price tag.

3. Houston Texans

Deshaun Watson drops back to pass.
Deshaun Watson drops back to pass. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

While it wasn't as glaring as the other two teams on this list, pass defense was still an issue for the Houston Texans. They were the seventh-worst pass defense by DVOA, and were constantly losing defensive backs to injury. Harris would provide a veteran presence to a team that sorely needs it, and he'd, at the very least, give this team some more depth. Armed with the seventh-most space in the NFL, Houston should be able to fit Harris in under the cap.


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