Late Wednesday, news broke from the NFL world that the defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos would be releasing veteran cornerback and future Hall of Famer, Champ Bailey. The move was a necessity, given the terms of Bailey’s contract as it saved the team $10 million, so now Bailey gets to test the free agent market for the first time in his career.
While we’re sure to hear a lot of team’s thrown out there as potential landing spots in the very near future, ESPN’s Adam Schefter points out that it would make a lot of sense for Bailey to go back home to the state of Georgia and try and help improve the struggling Atlanta Falcons.
CB Champ Bailey has no interest in retiring at this time, per source. Would make sense for Bailey to finish his career at home in Georgia.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2014
Bailey first made a name for himself nationally after a standout career with the Georgia Bulldogs where he played on both sides of the ball at times.
And as we saw last year, the Falcons could use a bit of help on the defensive side of the ball.