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Damien Harris contract: How much will Bills star make in 2023?

Former New England Patriots running back Damien Harris recently signed a one-year, $1,770,000 contract to play for perennial Super Bowl contenders, Buffalo Bills. Harris will play away from New England for the first time in his career.

Damien Harris' contract with the Bills is slated to run for a year, and it will see him earn a grand sum of $1.77 million. The agreement includes a signing bonus of $600,000 and $1 million will be guaranteed on signing. Harris will be joining a contender and will hope to win the ring.


How much has Damien Harris made in his NFL career?

Damien Harris has earned $3,948,750 in his four-year NFL career. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2019 and signed the standard third-round selection rookie scale contract of four years, $3,948,750. He served as a critical rotational option for the Patriots during his time there but was never genuinely indispensable in New England.

As such, it was to no one's surprise that he was released at the end of the 2022 NFL season. His productivity could be easily replaced with the 2023 draft class's wide selection of running backs, and there's a booming free-agent market for players at his position.

Moreover, Harris wasn't strictly keeping to the Patriots' strict social media rules during the 2023 NFL off-season.


Was Damien Harris a flop in New England?

No, Damien Harris was not a flop in New England, but he certainly was not a success story either. Let's start with his draft position. Harris was selected in the third round of a decently stacked 2019 NFL draft. He wasn't precisely rated highly entering into the NFL despite his stellar showings for Crimson Tide in College Football.

Harris had an underwhelming first season in the league, as injuries limited him to just two appearances in the NFL in 2019. His second season was much better, as he became the starting running back for the Patriots when he was fit. He started ten games for the Pats, putting up a stat line of 691 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Harris' third season with the New England Patriots was arguably his best in the league. He played in all but two games during the season and firmly established himself as a starter, putting up a stat line of 929 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.

His 2022 NFL season, his last with the New England Patriots, was a great disappointment, as he regressed significantly. Harris put up a meager stat line of 462 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns for the year. He was released by the Patriots at the end of the season and has now signed with the Buffalo Bills.

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