Former Denver Broncos RB Clinton Portis had some rather negative comments towards the topic of who won between Champ Bailey and him during the 2004 trade.
As the entire Denver Broncos get ready to see who could be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019, Clinton Portis got to meet with the Orange and Blue 760 podcast and had some intriguing comments regarding himself and Champ Bailey, who is one of the finalists for Canton.
Back in 2004, the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins completed a trade that sent Clinton Portis and a second round draft pick to the nation’s capital for Champ Bailey to play in the Mile High City.
Champ Bailey would play ten years for the Denver Broncos before he was released before the 2014 season began. He would retire shortly after and would later sign a one day contract to retire as a Bronco.
Now, five years later, Champ Bailey has a chance to be a part of Pro Football history. It is very likely that he could. But what happened to Clinton Portis? He would have a decent career with the Redskins and retired in 2012.
Portis joined the Orange and Blue 760 podcast on Wednesday and was asked who he believed won between him and Champ Bailey.
This is pretty telling. What Champ Bailey did for the Denver Broncos was amazing. As far as the shutdown corner comment made from him? Being able to shut down a fraction of an offense seems pretty good to me.
In my opinion, this seems like a lame duck excuse. It sounds very egotistic and I could see how it would rub some of the fans in Broncos Country the wrong way.
We are happy that Champ Bailey was able to do so much for Broncos Country. It is a shame that we could not win a Super Bowl during his time, but the fact that he is on the doorstep to becoming a Hall of Famer is likely a win for his career.
So, I say that Champ Bailey won that trade by a landslide after Wednesday’s comments.