Champ Bailey intercepts a Philip Rivers thrown ball. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Will Bailey Stay A Bronco?



Champ Bailey intercepts a Philip Rivers thrown ball. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Champ Bailey wants to be on a winning team and he’s tired of the transition period. Who can blame him? He’s a winner and he’s closer to retirement.   

The Broncos would not engage in contract conversations with the Pro Bowl cornerback earlier this season, deciding instead to wait until the season is over when he is a free agent. 

Bailey would like to stay a Bronco, but his future here looks more puzzling than a Rubik’s cube. 

Now that Josh McDaniels is gone, big change is coming once again to a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2005. Now in his 7th year as a Bronco, Bailey wants a consistently good defensive cast around him. He’s gone through multiple defensive coordinator changes as well as roster changes. 

In a recent interview, Bailey said he’s done with all of the changes. 

“I don’t know if I could stand another change, after this one. This is the last straw for me. I really don’t like dealing with this now, not at this point in my career.”Denver Post 

 Could this be the end to the Bailey era in Denver? Without the help up front, Denver’s primarily Pro Bowl secondary can’t get their job done. Not even the best safeties and corners in the game can make big plays when there’s no pressure on the quarterback. 

I wouldn’t be surprised if Bailey does some shopping in the free agent market. He deserves to be on a winning team and he deserves a big contract. If the Broncos don’t see that then not resigning Bailey could be the thing to break the Broncos’ back. 

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  • J.E.D.

    The Broncos won’t be the same without the Champ. He is the only still playing at his best compared to everyone including the coaches on the sidelines. He has given his all to this team and instead the owner relinquishes rights to head coaches to make huge decisions. Isn’t that one reason he nixed the Shannahan? First Cutler, then Peyton Hillis, then Brandon, the list goes on. It’s amazing to see that these guys are doing extremely well where they ended up and yet Denver is left clueless. If we lose the Champ we better get ready for another hibernating season for 2011-2012 because at this point let’s face it they will need a couple of years to turn around and that is assuming they get the right management. I am still a fan but a very sad disappointed with management fan.