Top five cornerbacks for Redskins to target in 2020 free agency
Since coming into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Chris Harris has turned into one of the NFL’s best defensive backs. He was a major part of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl-winning defense and made the All-Pro first team in 2016.
Harris has consistently made plays on the ball. He consistently covers well. He can play outside but also thrives in the slot. And in seven of his nine seasons, he has grabbed at least two interceptions. He is as steady as they come and is very durable to boot.
And he could be a nice fit with the Redskins if they’re willing to pay him.
Harris would come in and immediately give the ‘Skins a durable shutdown corner. Coupled with Dunbar, who has been excellent but has had trouble staying healthy, the duo could really transform the team’s passing defense.
And Harris could move into the slot on third downs and afford Moreau the opportunity to play outside. But if Moreau falters, Harris could also remain out there while Moreland mans the slot. In short, Harris gives them no shortage of possibilities for their options in the defensive backfield.
The one reason that Harris might not be a great fit in Washington is his age. Harris will turn 31 in June and if he cares more about playing for a contender than money, he will likely end up elsewhere. And it’s unclear whether or not the ‘Skins believe that Harris would fit their timeline either.
Harris should still have a few good years left in the tank though, and his consistent performance makes him an interesting target. The Redskins should at least consider him even if they target another younger option on this list like Fuller.