Shelby Harris returning to Broncos on three-year deal
A priority for the Denver Broncos this offseason has been locked in.
Defensive end Shelby Harris will be returning on a three-year deal worth $27 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
For the #Broncos and DT Shelby Harris, it’s a 3-year deal worth $27M, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
Harris played in just 11 games last season due to COVID-related absences. In 2020 he notched 32 tackles, one forced fumble, four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks while knocking down seven passes.
General manager George Paton made it obvious in a press conference last week that Harris was a priority for the Broncos.
“Shelby is a priority in free agency. We’d love to have Shelby back,” Paton said. “He’s a guy we definitely want back.”
Shelby Harris this past season:
🔸88.3 grade (top 10 among interior defenders)
🔸 83.5 pass rushing grade (top 10 among interior defenders)
🔸76.1 run defense grade (top 20 among defensive tackles) pic.twitter.com/x5Ybpruf4O
— PFF DEN Broncos (@PFF_Broncos) February 26, 2021
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Harris will receive $15 million guaranteed.