Baltimore Ravens: 3 secondary trades that make sense
Chris Harris Jr.
Chris Harris Jr. has long been one of the NFL’s best kept secrets. the 30-year old slot-corner has dominated since being undrafted out of the University of Kansas back in 2011. Harris has a legitimate shot to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame if he can put together two-or-three more good seasons, and there’s little doubt he can’t do that. This is exactly why the Baltimore Ravens should get on the phone for him.
Harris is currently on a one-year deal, so he’s far from a long-term solution; however, the Ravens don’t need him to be, as fellow Ebony Bird contributor Darin McCann proposed this idea:
Well Darin, despite the amount of “moving parts,” it makes a ton of sense for both parties. As
noted, Harris is a short-term solution for Baltimore’s key injuries to Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young. However, Harris can start the entire 2019 season for the team in the slot and provide a massive upgrade over Anthony Averett. Brandon Carr moving back outside is fantastic and would allow the Ravens to play Smith’s injury and more cautiously.
For the Denver Broncos, they receive a third round pick for a star defender they can’t get the most out of this year anyways. The Broncos look lost, unfortunately, despite their defensive talent. Getting a third round pick for the 2020 NFL Draft and still being able to bring back Harris after the 2019 season sounds like a perfect solution to their problems.
The Baltimore Ravens should be all over going after Chris Harris Jr. if he is at all available. He’s by far the best possible solution for the secondary woes and would no doubt become a strong leader with the play to back it up.