In the trading between Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams, Aqib Talib is going to the latter. In return, the Broncos are getting a 2018 fifth-round pick. Talib is a five-time Pro Bowler and 10 seasons he had 34 interceptions and 10 touchdowns. This move of Broncos will help them free up $11 million in cap space as Talib owed $12 and $8 million this season and in 2019 respectively. He was signed for a six-year, $57 million deal way back in 2014.
The Rams are going on a spree to make their defence wall all strong and this combined with the already-impressive offence can make the Rams one of the best teams of N.F.L. The strategy of going all-in on a defence suits the team’s renowned defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips.
Rams have been working on it for quite some time. They added a Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters last month in a trade with Kansas City. Then, they traded away the mainstays of their defence in the recent times – Alec Ogletree and Robert Quinn. And the most recent development is to reunite Phillips with Aqib Talib, his personal favourite from his dominant tenure with the Broncos. Talib and Peters have combined for seven Pro Bowls and two first-team All-Pro nods until now.
Broncos needed some additional salary-cap space and they also believed Bradley Roby, the cornerback is ready to be a starter. Talib got caught between these two.
It is reported that Talib had given only two choices. He either wanted to play for Wade Phillips or Bill Belichick in New England. This helped in dictating the terms of trade between the Broncos and the Rams.