Los Angeles Chargers sign or pass: Chris Harris Jr.

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(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers /

One of the most recognizable cornerbacks of the last decade finds himself a free agent; should the Los Angeles Chargers sign or pass on Chris Harris Jr.?

Chris Harris Jr. has long been a divisional rival of the Los Angeles Chargers. For years he was the cog that held the No Fly Zone together. By 2018, most of his fellow No Fly Zone defensive backs had left Denver, and now the likely departure of Harris will signal the end of an era for the Broncos.

Harris is a remarkable story of success and overachieving. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and after battling for a roster spot, he ended up establishing himself as the starter that same season.

Harris, along with Von Miller, has been one of the two mainstays in the Broncos’ defense since 2011, and he has earned accolades and titles along the way. Harris won Super Bowl 50 after one of the best seasons of his career, and he can also boast four trips to the Pro Bowl.

Harris will be an unrestricted free agent when the new league year commences, and there have been all kinds of rumors about him resigning in Denver, testing free agency, or even the possibility that he is franchise tagged.

The franchise tag is not an option anymore since the Broncos have already tagged Justin Simmons. It seems much more unlikely that he will resign in Denver too, now that the Broncos have traded for A.J. Bouye.

Harris is already 30 years old and will be 31 when the 2020 season starts. The Chargers already have a veteran cornerback in place in Casey Hayward, but he desperately needs help on the opposite side of the field. Harris has been suggested as a potential signing by fans on social media.

Should the Los Angeles Chargers sign Chris Harris Jr. or should they pass on him? Let’s break it down.