It almost makes too much sense.
If he wants to compete for a championship, the Falcons would figure to be a natural landing spot.
As Josina Anderson of Denver’s Fox affiliate reported, Bailey has put his home up for sale. (You can follow Anderson on twitter: @JosinaAnderson.
Here’s her tweet: “Full Champ Bailey quote: “I am putting my Littleton, (CO) house up for sale. It will be officially listed within the next few days.”#Broncos”
Jeff Legwold had the news confirmed by Bailey’s agent Jack Reale.
The Falcons will have a really good scouting report on Bailey. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has connections inside the organization. Also, former Falcons executive Brian Xanders is Denver’s general manager.
As the Falcons found out in the playoffs against Green Bay, you can never have enough cornerbacks.
Bailey, who has played in 10 Pro Bowls, would certainly improve the Falcons’ pass defense. It’s reasonable to conclude that they can find a spot on the roster for Bailey, who has 48 career interceptions.
The Falcons could use Bailey the same way that Green Bay has used Charles Woodson over the last few years. Move him around. Let him play outside some. Inside on the slot and send him on blitzes.
Bailey certainly has some lessons to share with Dunta Robinson, Brent Grimes, Christopher Owens and Dominique Franks.
Bailey has been with the Broncos since 2004 after starting out his career with the Washington Redskins.
However, his price tag might be a too costly for the Falcons.
Bailey turns 33 in June. The two sides were close to a four-year, $40 million extension before the Broncos pulled the offer late in the season.
Bailey just finished a seven-year, $63 million contract.
Should the Falcons drop all of their free agency cash on a 33-year-old cornerback?
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog