As the Denver Broncos wrap up OTA’s, defensive tackle Shelby Harris believes this defense can be one of the most elite units in 2019.
We all remember the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 defense that helped lead to a Lombardi in the 2015 season. Shelby Harris was not a part of that team, but he believes there is a chance he could be a part of another elite Broncos defense.
The Denver Broncos are wrapping up organized team activities. The team will take a rest before mandatory mini camp, which starts on Tuesday and goes until Thursday. So far, the team has gotten through without any major injuries.
Denver will be led by Vic Fangio, who defensive players have absolutely enjoyed worked with to this point. Derek Wolfe even went on the record saying that he “absolutely loves this defense.” Shelby Harris went a step further in his own words talking about how great the Broncos defense can be in 2019.
“Honestly, with the guys we have on the roster, I feel like we can play any defense. I really think this defense, especially defensive line wise, I feel like we have the guys that can definitely play this defense. And our secondary, we have dogs in the secondary, I definitely think we can be a top three defense this year.” -Shelby Harris (via Denver Broncos PR)
I honestly do not doubt that from Shelby Harris. Combine a solid core of defensive players with a head coach that can really bring out the best in them and this defense could be special. It remains to be seen if it could match the Wade Phillips’ 2015 Super Bowl defense, but for all we know it could be really close.
Harris could see a bigger role in the defense, especially with Domata Peko in the free agency market. A second round tender sends a signal that the Broncos have a lot of faith in Shelby Harris to become that force in the middle of the defense in 2019.
This defense has all the makings of a top one in Denver. But in order for that to come to fruition, Broncos Country and the rest of the league need to see them in action.