Aqib Talib didn’t want to go, but “what better place” than L.A.

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As a veteran in the NFL, cornerback Aqib Talib is no stranger to the business side of the game and he got a refresher course in it this week.

The Broncos agreed to trade Talib to the Rams when the new league year gets underway on Wednesday in a move that the cornerback told James Palmer of NFL Network that he didn’t want to make this offseason. Talib called the Broncos a “great organization” and said he didn’t have any issues with coach Vance Joseph or anyone else in Denver, but understands that the business side of things calls for keeping “that young talent and the old guy gotta go somewhere.”

While Talib didn’t want to head out of Denver, he said he’s excited about playing for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips again and asked “what better place” than Los Angeles to write the final chapter of his career.

“With that market,” Talib said. “With Wade Phillips. With a young energetic corner on the other side, man, to bring back that youth to me. A great quarterback and Todd Gurley, it’s just a great situation in my opinion.”

Talib said he’s flying to L.A. Sunday and is set to take a physical with his new team on Monday. If all goes well, he’ll officially be in that great situation a couple of days later.

17 responses to “Aqib Talib didn’t want to go, but “what better place” than L.A.

  1. I do not like him, It’s one thing to bring in a veteran for
    some leadership and experience, It’s another to bring in
    someone of his character.

  2. Talib is right on. What better place to live than Los Angeles? Talib will be a good leader too. The Rams have already put together a team that should be favored to get to the super bowl. If they have a good draft, it’s just going to be that much easier. Did someone say L.A. isn’t a football town? Lol. Talk to me next season.

  3. I hope this works out for him and the Rams. I was a Sean McVay fan when he coached with the Redskins. Good for the NFL to have some positive news coming from that part of the Left Coast.

  4. “With that market,” Talib said.

    You mean the market where they have to pay actors to come pose as fans so it looks like there is excitement about the team, or “the market” that has flopped many times over and lost too many teams to keep track of. Off the top of my head I can think of 30 better places to end your career.

  5. Just my opinion but there are lots of better places to live than LA. About 2/3 of the NFL Cities would be preferable to me. I’d definatly rather live in Denver than in LA.

  6. Of all the NFL cities LA is near the bottom of the list.

    Just ahead of Green Bay and maybe 1 or 2 other cities…

  7. charliecharger says:
    March 11, 2018 at 10:38 am
    Talib is right on. What better place to live than Los Angeles? Talib will be a good leader too.
    A “good leader”? Are you being sarcastic?
    A guy who pokes people in their eyes and snatches personal property off of other people?

  8. Welcome to LA Aqib!

    “With that market” means that if he endorses anything local there are 4 million+ people in the city of LA (plus the rest of LA County and OC) who will see it. Lots of opportunity to make extra money — if he plays like a star.

    LA loves stars – sports stars, movie stars, music stars. Not a lot of love for the bit players who actually do the heavy lifting.

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