We’ll presume that Champ Bailey has seen almost everything there is to see in the NFL over 13-plus seasons. What he hasn’t seen is anything, or rather anyone, quite like Tim Tebow.
Even as Bailey claimed his seat on the Tebow bandwagon, the words of the six-time All-Pro and 10-time Pro Bowl cornerback carry some significant weight.
“Tebow is a special kind of a player; I’ve never seen a player like him in my whole career,” Bailey said on “NFL Total Access” on Thursday. “So it’s going to be interesting to see what happens, and I’m going to give it all I’ve got for the guy. I know he’s going to be out there giving it 110 (percent), so I’m going to go 120. That’s just the way I see it.”
Bailey, to his credit, doesn’t view the mid-season quarterback change through rose-colored glasses. He keeps it pretty real.
“It’s never a good thing to have to switch quarterbacks; it must mean that there is some inconsistency at the position, so it’s never a good thing,” Bailey said. “Nobody is going to like it, but if you feel like it’s going to give us a little something that we need at the moment, yeah, I think players are all for it.”
The saying is that you can’t fool the players. They see Tebow in practice daily, and if he gives the Broncos the best chance to win, the players are the first to know. We’ll see how that all works out starting Sunday in Miami.