Cornerback Aqib Talib‘s contract was too rich for the Broncos. It’s just right for the Rams.
Per multiple sources, the Rams will absorb the 32-year-old defensive back’s contract as it is, with an $11 million base salary in 2018 and an $8 million base salary in 2019.
The Broncos will carry $1 million in dead money for Talib in 2018.
The first-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2008, Talib spent four-plus years in Tampa, one-plus in New England, and four in Denver. He won a Super Bowl with the 2015 Broncos.
It’s possible that Talib could later revise the deal. However, Talib has made it clear that he won’t be revising his deal downward, per a source with knowledge of the situation.