Denver cornerback Champ Bailey will be turning 32, but retirement and life after football aren't crossing his mind. His contract is up at the end of the season, but according to ESPN, he wants to stay in Denver and play "at least" five more years.
Bailey and the Broncos haven't engaged in significant talks yet, but most of Denver's energy right now is being spent on trying to ink linebacker Elvis Dumervil to a long-term deal, a process that's been moving slowly.
"If Elvis isn’t getting a new deal now, no one is," Bailey said with a laugh. "I can wait my turn. I will play out this year the same way I always do."
Bailey is one of the best cornerbacks in the league, but what he's done in Denver is truly amazing. Josh McDaniels has come to the Mile High City and sent Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall packing, but he's kept Bailey. If you can impress McDaniels, the world is your oyster. Seriously, while Bailey is great, his presence is not enough to make the Broncos a desirable fantasy defense, as they are at 20 in 4for4's current rankings.