The absolute No. 1 story surrounding the Denver Broncos right now is Chris Harris Jr.'s contract dispute. Despite half a decade of dominance as a slot cornerback, Harris alleges that Denver isn't offering him enough money, fueling trade rumors.


Newly-minted head coach Vic Fangio isn't worrying about all the logistics of contract negotiation or trying to finagle a trade for Harris, however. He just wants to coach ball no matter who shows up.


Well, that's an interesting way to word it! That sounds like a 60-year-old first-time head coach who has taught the game in various capacities since 1979 would say.


As defensive coordinator in Chicago last year, Khalil Mack and the pass rush overshadowed an excellent secondary, especially slot corner Bryce Callahan, who then followed Fangio to Denver. Harris was poised to continue to assert himself as an elite corner in the Denver defense, but could now end up shipped off to another team willing to pay him what he thinks he's worth.


When you have a defensive head coach and a competition between a raw rookie in Drew Lock and a decrepit veteran in Joe Flacco, the defense is where your team will hang their hat. If they lose Harris, their best individual defensive player not named Von Miller could be helping someone else get a ring.