Aqib Talib moved from New England to Denver in free agency this offseason, and which will mean moving from practicing against Tom Brady and playing against Peyton Manning to practicing against Manning and playing against Brady. Asked which quarterback is better, Talib picked his current teammate.
Talib said on NFL Network that he loved having Brady as a teammate, but he thinks Manning is the better quarterback.
“You gotta go Peyton Manning. Tom is a good friend of mine, what’s up Tom, baby. [But Manning] had an awesome year. He tore it up. He like set the record for touchdowns. He beat Tom in the AFC Championship. You gotta give it to Peyton. Tom know that’s my dog man, he know,” Talib said, via Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com.
Talib also noted that Patriots coach Bill Belichick let him go away to Denver this offseason and then paid Darrelle Revis more money to be his replacement: “Bill sure didn’t want to give me that money so hey man, he gave it to Revis,” Talib said.
If Talib had been given the big money to remain in New England, he probably wouldn’t be saying Manning is better than Brady.