The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

80. Champ Bailey

Sport: Football
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 9x Pro Bowler, 5x All-Pro First Team
One of the most badass names in sports history, Champ Bailey has lived up to the hype his parents gave him. It's hard to truly equate how good he is unless you really watch the game, but just now, he's been a fucking monster in the Complex decade. One of the few legit shutdown corners the league has ever seen, let alone this past decade has, QBs know you just don't throw 24's way. He doesn't have a ton of interceptions in this era because offenses don't test him as much but he had a great run from '04-'06 when he racked up 21 picks and 3 touchdowns helping Denver make a deep playoff run in '05. He's what every corner strives to be and he's what every team wants in a player. Hell he's STILL making Pro Bowl's and its not just off the respecting your elders tip. #respect

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