Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. had to fight every step of the way to get where he is in the NFL.
Harris signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Last season, he was named first-team All-Pro, and was the best cornerback in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.
Now that he is a six-year veteran and a team leader, he would like to see that same effort from the young players on the Broncos. However, he does not believe that they showed enough effort this season.
“You practice how you play. I still believe that,” Harris said, via The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. “These young guys, they’re not as hungry as I was. I hope to see that. I mean, that’s what we need. We need some guys that are hungry like I was. I think I was just very determined, on a whole other level, just to play in this league.”
There is probably a lot of disappointment in the Broncos locker room. Two years after winning a Super Bowl, they are 5-9 with two games remaining in the 2017 season. They still don’t have a dependable starting quarterback, and they’ve had one of the worst special teams units in the NFL.
Harris is in the locker room, so if he says the young players need to practice better, then there is some truth to that. However, upper management also needs to add some talent to the roster.