Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (24) in the second half in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Is Champ Bailey Kansas City Bound?


The closer we get to the March 11 beginning of the new league year, the more players are being cut loose as teams clear up cap space. With the salary cap increase this year, contracts could be bigger than ever, but that doesn’t mean teams are willing to pay them to players who they don’t think can help them win.

With the Denver Broncos, cornerback Champ Bailey was one of those players.

 

Bailey is the epitome of “perennial pro bowler.” In his 13-year career he’s made the annual all-star game 12 times. His stats over his 13 seasons are impressive. 53 interceptions and four touchdowns with nearly 1000 tackles.

The problem? He’s entering his 14th year in the league. He’s getting old. He’s injury prone, missing much of the last two seasons.

But still, Bailey might have one or two good years left in him where he’s able to mentor and teach the next generation of cornerbacks but also contribute some on the field and help a team win a championship — something that has eluded him his entire career.

Sound off, Addicts. Should Champ pack his bags and head for the BBQ City?

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  • ahsum99ss

    Get him cheap enough and bring him in for his knowledge of the Bronco offense. Yeah, I’m ok with that.

  • berttheclock

    I wonder how long the Over 35 NFL League will last.

    • sidibeke

      Remember the cartoon when Allen and Montana came to KC? :)

  • freshmeat62

    Champ would be this years Dunta Robinson.

  • Spencer

    Move him to safety…surprised the Broncos didn’t do that last last year, he doesn’t have enough athleticism left to be a good cb, but at safety it could still work.

  • Michael Anthony Dine

    I’d like to see that, I’d buy a champ Jersey lol

  • Keith Alberson

    Hell to the NO!

  • T.Hagen

    That would be a big NO.

  • Bizoza

    The guy is old, and worn out. That being said, for cheap, and moving him to safety, it could prove to be an interesting move. He wouldn’t have to be as physical or fast, but he could also give some of the leadership the defense seemed to be missing down the stretch. Then if some of those skills he had back a few years rubbed off on Coop, I wouldn’t be unhappy.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    He’s done.

  • David Fritch

    I’d like to see him opposite Eric Berry as a Safety. His instincts and knowledge of the game will make up for his lack of top tier speed. The switch from Corner to Safety worked for Charles Woodson and I see no reason why it wouldn’t work for the future Hall of Famer Bailey.

  • Danny W

    Ah please no..

  • Jim Harper

    I don’t know the exact numbers, but he saw very little time on the field last year. I don’t think he has enough left to help the Chiefs in any way. By the way addicts I had a whole battery of tests and I am still cancer free! I’m gonna see that Chief Super Bowl win yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is all the more meaningful since I lost my wife to cancer in 1983 and I know she watches every game.

  • mike

    Is going to coach?

  • Stan Smith

    Smoke another!!!