The Denver Broncos have added their first defensive player into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as Champ Bailey is enshrined in Canton forever.
There is no doubt that Champ Bailey was one of the best Denver Broncos cornerbacks in franchise history. And now, for all of his hard work, he will finally be recognized for his hard work. He will forever be enshrined in Canton, Ohio for eternity.
As the second to last member to come onto the stage for the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, Champ Bailey joins late owner Pat Bowlen as two Broncos members to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bailey officially becomes the first defensive player from the Broncos organization to go into Canton.
He joins Floyd Little, John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Gary Zimmerman, and Pat Bowlen as Denver Broncos forever enshrined.
Champ Bailey entered the NFL in 1999 as the seventh overall pick. He would spend five seasons with the Washington Redskins before being traded to the Denver Broncos. He would go on to have a phenomenal career with the Denver Broncos.
The numbers speak for themselves. 908 tackles, three sacks, 302 passes defended, 52 interceptions, four touchdowns, and seven forced fumbles. He was the 2006 interceptions leader, was a five time all-pro, and was selected to 12 Pro Bowls. That is the most selections by a defensive back in history.
During his Hall of Fame speech, he mentioned the time he spent with the Denver Broncos and how going to Denver was an amazing experience. He would go on to thank everyone that got him to where he is today.
As a first ballot Hall of Famer and the first Broncos defensive player to be enshrined, I believe he made such an important impact on the Denver Broncos organization.
The celebration will resume on October 13th, when Champ Bailey becomes enshrined in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in the Week six meeting with the Tennessee Titans.
For now, congratulations Champ Bailey! Broncos Country is happy for you! You will live in Canton forever.