The Broncos Got an Absolute Steal Extending Shelby Harris

Jason Schandl
Shelby Harris' new contract is an absolute steal for the Denver Broncos.
Shelby Harris' new contract is an absolute steal for the Denver Broncos. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
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With the exception of signing Melvin Gordon, this has been a pretty quiet offseason for the Denver Broncos. That doesn't mean it hasn't been a good one, though.

One of the quiet moves they made was re-signing defensive lineman Shelby Harris, and they got him on a shockingly team-friendly deal.

If you're looking for a potential criticism for the deal, it would be that it's just a one-year contract. That is more than overshadowed by the incredibly cheap price-tag, however. Even if he doesn't re-sign long-term at the end of the 2020 season, the 28-year-old Harris is giving the Broncos a full season of his prime for next to nothing in the salary department.

Harris was a full-time starter for the first time in 2019, and he made the most of the opportunity, racking up 49 tackles with 6.0 sacks, 8 tackles for loss and 6 QB hits.

Pro Football Focus also had 2019 as the best season of Harris' young career.

The Broncos are looking like a promising up-and-coming team in 2020, and this Harris extension adds to that optimism.


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