The Broncos arrived at Dove Valley this morning to pack up their lockers. A lot of players will be leaving the facility for the very last time as many will be traded or straight up released.
Champ Bailey’s status as a Bronco is certainly up in the air right now.
In the off season, he plans on getting some rest and healing his foot.
The angel and devil already appear to be on his shoulders debating whether or not he will return as a Bronco next season.
“First and foremost, I want to be here. Regardless of what’s out there, I want to be here,” Bailey said at the beginning of the interview.
He also said that his main priority is winning at this point in his career.
“I’m not going to short change myself at all. I want to win, and if I feel like I have the opportunity to win somewhere else, then that’s what it’s going to be, but first and foremost, my concentration lies here. Hopefully, I can make that work.”
The Broncos pulled out of contract negotiations with the Pro Bowl cornerback in October. Does this mean that the Broncos are going to propose that the aging corner take a pay cut? If that’s the case, Bailey’s head may just turn the other way especially if a team with a winning record approaches him.
“I mean, do I look like I should be for sale? I mean, no. That’s not going to happen,” Bailey said. “I’m going to get what I can get. What the determining factor is going to be is how big of a chance of winning will I have. That’s definitely going to play a bigger part than the money part.”
It looks like Pat Bowlen, Joe Ellis, and John Elway will have to make an impact statement or two through hiring the right coaching staff and bringing in more help.
After all, this is an audition that Champ is conducting.
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