Broncos “actively shopping” Aqib Talib, including to Patriots

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If Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is on the trade block, he wants some degree of say in where he’s going.

And it seems that where he wants to go is New England.

According to Mike Klis of KUSA, the Broncos are actively shopping Talib, talking to a number of teams including the Patriots. And while he theoretically has no say in the process, he could also offer enough resistance to make another team hesitant to acquire him if they think he isn’t going to play along.

Talib has two years left on his contract, at $11 million this year and $8 million in 2019.

The 49ers were the first reported suitors, and John Elway and 49ers General Manager John Lynch were reportedly making progress until Talib balked at the idea.

Apparently he’d rather play with Tom Brady than his understudy, and return to the team he played with for two seasons (2012-13).

The Broncos are hoping to move him by the start of the league year next Wednesday.

49 responses to “Broncos “actively shopping” Aqib Talib, including to Patriots

  1. .
    Who would give up something of value in order to assume Talib’s contract which calls for 11 million this year and 8 million next?
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  2. Patriots needed him in their last game of this past season. If the Broncos eat some of the contract a trade would make sense for a mid to late round pick. Marrying a playmaker like Talib up with Gilmore for the end of Brady’s career makes sense for all concerned but the Pats don’t have a lot of cap room.

  3. Shame on the Patriots of they take this turd back and shame on any team that signs him.

  4. It’s because between his headaches and declining production, he’s not worth it to Broncos. Or probably any other team. In the end, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him cut and the Broncos just move on.

  5. The only thing this punk wants is a shot at another ring. As long as the Hoodie and Brady or there, NE gives him the best chance of that.

    Denver is more than just a QB away from being a contender.

  6. Denver *is* probably just a QB away from being a contender. They are also only one year away from being a contender. While the Patriots offense kept them as contenders last year, that defense was not very good, especially when you consider the lack of competition they faced right up to the AFCCG, Denver was the opposite. They still have a top ranked defense but their offense is absolutely miserable, and most of that is on that lousy QB room. Personally I would shed all three of those guys – and Talib – and feel very good about 2018.

  7. But salty says no player wants in to NE as it’s no fun, they don’t pay, and the dynasty is dead…

    Doubt Pats’d still want him given age and off-field stuff, but while in NE he was an effective team player who stayed quiet and on message, put in the effort and stayed out of trouble. But given how evil & horrible The Patriot Way must be to do this to a guy, presumably salty hater will now tell you Talib has Stockholm Syndrome – or they would if they knew what it was.

  8. reddzen says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:44 am
    Denver *is* probably just a QB away from being a contender. They are also only one year away from being a contender. While the Patriots offense kept them as contenders last year, that defense was not very good, especially when you consider the lack of competition they faced right up to the AFCCG, Denver was the opposite. They still have a top ranked defense but their offense is absolutely miserable, and most of that is on that lousy QB room. Personally I would shed all three of those guys – and Talib – and feel very good about 2018.

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    Denver’s defense has degraded and without Talib the “no fly zone” will be more like the “free fly zone”

  9. Fans are blinded because Sherman talks too much and Talib is a punk but make no mistake, both players can still play and are easily top 32 corners in the league (as in CB1 for you fantasy heads). Two years, 19 million for a punk CB1 is not a ton of money.

  10. Get both Talib and Sherman you have 144 million in cap space in two years kick the can down the road and lets win two in a row and end this dynasty on top. Make New England Great Again

  11. Talib has been one of the best and most consistent corners in the league. He will immediately make any secondary better. That’s why he should get his money. Learn some football ya haters.

  12. The Pats arent taking on that cap hit so a trade is unlikely. But they might wait for him to get released then talk to him about a more acceptable deal.

    Same with Sherman who last year was also expressing interest in the Pats and might still want to look that direction. He too has too big a cap hit so there is no way the Pats (or really anyone) is taking on that contract in a trade.

  13. ryanc2015: this basic lesson is free, no charge this time.
    Talib commands a huge salary for 2 years plus his skills have diminished. He also is a headhunter and is not worth the headache.
    Now was that too hard to grasp?

  14. Him snatching Crabtree’s chain not once, but TWICE, during a game is maybe my favorite moment in NFL history. Couldn’t possibly love the move any more.

  15. Horseteeth will be forced to cut Talib and BB will offer Talib a 1 year deal under NE’s terms. Probably something in the 5 million range.

    32 year old CBs don’t dictate the market.

  16. jjackwagon says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:15 am
    The only thing this punk wants is a shot at another ring. As long as the Hoodie and Brady or there, NE gives him the best chance of that.

    Denver is more than just a QB away from being a contender.

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    Exactly. Their O Line blows, for example. And, I can’t even name their TE or an RB past CJ Anderson, the latter a FA.

    They have too many bloated contracts and they’re technically rebuilding.

  17. Talib is being shopped because former 1st pick Bradley Roby is in the 5th year of his contract and the Broncos need to start him this season to see if he’s worth starting CB money. That’s the real reason. Another reason is to free up cap space ($11m) to make an offer to Cousins. The third and final reason: Talib’s loud mouth, age, high salary, and off field antics are easy to ignore when the Broncos are winning 10+ games a season. When they’re winning 5 games a season, he becomes a liability, especially in the locker room. Hopefully Elway trades him to an NFC team like the Niners and not to the Pats.

  18. Talib has talent but I lost all respect for him a few years ago in the playoff game (can’t remember who they were playing) where he tackled a receiver by swinging him from the facemask with both hands.

    It was a really stupid, incredibly dangerous play that should’ve gotten him thrown out and suspended, but it was only a 15 yard personal foul.

  19. He is worth it, but the issue is that everyone knows Denver wants to cap space to try and get Cousins (which I don’t want them to do) so why would anyone give anything of value up for someone likely to get cut anyway?

    I wish Denver would just keep him and go all in on DRAFTING a QB high. Denver can be set up to be like Pittsburgh many years ago with a first round QB if they are smart.

  20. “I will say this: Talib did behave himself when he was a Patriot.”

    Off the field yes, on the field he was a hothead who repeatedly made stupid penalties. Not sure he would be a plus at this point.

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 8, 2018 at 11:17 am
    The Broncos are imploding. It’s fun to watch.

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    Them AND the Seahawks. It just warms my heart.

  22. jjackwagon says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:15 am
    The only thing this punk wants is a shot at another ring. As long as the Hoodie and Brady or there, NE gives him the best chance of that.

    Let me make that sound more universal than sinister

    The only thing this FOOTBALL PLAYER wants is a shot at A ring.

  23. I wonder if BB could sway one or both of these guys into playing Safety. McCourty just didn’t look the same down the stretch and not
    really sure if it was just physical

  24. There is ZERO chance New England pays him anywhere close to what his existing deal calls for.

  25. turtlehut says:
    March 8, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Talib would fit right into the culture Belichick and Kraft have established in New England.
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    Yep, since he got out of TB he is used to winning.

  26. I suspect that the interest for Talib will be similar to what it was for Marcus Peters.

  27. reddzen says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Denver *is* probably just a QB away from being a contender.
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    Denver is a Wade Phillips away from being a contender. They won that last Super Bowl with basically no quarterback at all.

  28. turtlehut says:
    March 8, 2018 at 10:16 am
    Talib would fit right into the culture Belichick and Kraft have established in New England.

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    What is that…..winning?

  29. Between his age and the money that he is due for, I don’t think the broncos will get much (if anything) for him. They might end up having to release him.

  30. thesilentshoplifter says:
    March 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Pats always pay. Do you really think they are paying Brady only $15M a year? LMAO!

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    Would be silly to suggest that the Pats would pay any player more than what is reported to the league. It’s only a few nuts that post drivel online were they make up nonsense suggesting otherwise. It seems that a few individuals will believe anything.

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