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Free agent profile: Safety Anthony Harris

If the Denver Broncos end up in need of a safety, Anthony Harris would be a good place to start in free agency.

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Here is another ‘what if’ scenario new Denver Broncos General Manager George Patton faces. What if he decided not to pick up Kareem Jackson’s contract option or what if they don’t franchise tag Justin Simmons?

Well, either one of those situations would make safety an immediate need for the team. Just in case that happens, there are a couple of solid options on the market. The first will be Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris.

Player Profile

Height: 6-1
Weight: 202 pounds
Age: 29 years old
Experience: 7 seasons

Why it makes sense

It would only make sense if they ended up losing one or both of their starting safeties from last season. Harris had a bit of a down year last year, but before that was one of the top safeties in the NFL.

If the plan is to keep the Broncos defense competitive and a strength, then finding a quality replacement at safety for one of last year’s starters would be a necessity.

Why it doesn’t make sense

He’d cost plenty of money in free agency, so why not just pick up Jackson’s option for 2021 and get Simmons signed to a long-term contract? No need to rock the boat too much when it comes to the roster this season.

Final Thoughts

I think it’s quite a long shot that the Broncos ever get into talking about signing Anthony Harris. The easiest path to building the 2021 roster remains picking up Jackson’s option and either signing or franchising Simmons. If I were Paton, that would be the route I would go this season.

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