Much like outside linebacker Von Miller, Denver Broncos defensive lineman Shelby Harris wanted to stay with the team in part because he didn’t want to leave the city of Denver and state of Colorado.
During a press conference Friday, Harris was asked if his family played a role in his decision to re-sign with the Broncos.
“That’s a big part because honestly, if I had to go to a different team, they would have stayed here,” Harris said. “There would have been a bunch of traveling. Denver is home.
“Here is the best part about it — we made it perfectly clear to the Broncos that we wanted to be here, and they made it perfectly clear that they wanted me here. That’s all you want as a player — to feel wanted and appreciated.”
Harris is certainly wanted and appreciated. The Broncos signed him to a three-year, $27 million contract extension last week, and he is now poised to remain one of the team’s best defensive linemen through the 2023 season.