Schefter: Broncos agree with Aqib Talib

Last updated: Mar 11, 2014 11:37 PM

Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have agreed with former Patriots corner Aqib Talib on a six-year, $57M deal that includes $26M in guarantees.

This would presumably take them out of the running to re-sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or pursue Darrelle Revis.

We'll be interested to see how much of that $26M is fully guaranteed (our guess is around half).

Between signing Talib and T.J. Ward, Denver has already gone a long way toward adding muscle to its secondary.

The prospect of keeping DRC after having let Champ Bailey go didn't seem like a great solution for a team that got pushed around in SB 48.

But Talib graded out at +2.1 against the run in 2013 according to PFF, a far cry from DRC's -1.4 run grade.

On the flip side, Talib was a brutal -5.2 in coverage to DRC's +11.0, which was the fourth best mark among corners.

Overall, Talib graded out at -0.3 to Rodgers-Cromartie's +13.0.

The 28-year-old figures to team with fellow Kansas Jayhawk alum (how weird is that?) Chris Harris as Denver's starting corners.

In 77 career games (63 starts), Talib has 23 picks (four for touchdowns), 67 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and 244 total tackles.

Talib was drafted 20th overall by Tampa Bay in 2008, but the Bucs dealt him to New England for pennies on the dollar (along with a seventh-rounder, in exchange for a fourth-rounder) after several off-field problems.

For his part, DRC is apparently impressed by Talib's new contract:

Dizzam

— Dominique (@drc941) March 12, 2014

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