DENVER - OCTOBER 09: Mark Clayton #89 of the Baltimore Ravens is forced out of bounds by Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter on October 9, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
It’s the move when cornerbacks can’t keep up with the speedsters anymore, but for Champ Bailey, he won’t have to do it this year.
Most of the great corners jump to safety to prolong their careers, however, it’s an admission they have slowed down.
Bailey’s rough playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens made some think it was time, but John Elway thinks different.
Maybe a lot of GM’s would dare, Elway is already a Hall of Fame inductee, and he won’t insult a future one, at least not yet.
"I don't think that's gonna happen," Elway said, via Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. "I think that's a rumor out there. I think the plan right now is to leave Champ at corner.
We haven't had any discussions. I know there's been some talk out there but in this building there's not been any talk as far as moving Champ to safety."