In another shocking trade, the Los Angeles Rams have made a move for Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib:
The #Rams and #Broncos have finalized a deal to send CB Aqib Talib to Los Angeles, sources tell me and @JamesPalmerTV.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2018
Rams are expected to trade a 2018 fifth-round pick to Broncos for CB Aqib Talib, per source. https://t.co/y5eQAfOErx— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2018
Now this is stunning. The Rams will re-unite a top tier CB in Talib with Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips for just a fifth-round pick from the 2018 NFL Draft.
Talib has been troubled both on and off the field in the past. Off the field issues stem earlier in his career, though he has had spats on the field most notably with Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree.
Talib has spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and most recently the Denver Broncos. Talib has been with the Broncos for four seasons. In his 11-year career, he has amassed 34 interceptions, 118 pass deflections and 10 defensive touchdowns.
Talib is well respected and known as a press-man CB with big size and strength to jam up WR’s at the line of scrimmage. He was given an 86.2 rating by PFF, which would rank as the 15 best CB in the NFL.