He returned late in the season to help the Broncos advance to the Super Bowl, but wasn’t back to his old form — the form that had QBs scanning everywhere but his direction.
In his prime, Bailey wasn’t always very busy because opponents simply picked on his counterpart. And yet he still has 52 career interceptions, the most among active cornerbacks.
“I consider it a privilege to have coached Champ these last three years,” Broncos coach John Fox said. “There’s no doubt he played an integral role in establishing a culture of winning here.
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