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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