It's not surprising that John Elway and the Denver Broncos have a plethora of offseason needs. In pursuit of top free agents like quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Broncos will have to make some tough roster decisions in the process.
Veteran cornerback Aqib Talib
If Talib does find his way out of Denver, two former teams are reportedly interested in acquiring his services.
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers would make a run at Talib if he hit the open market. Familiarity is key, as Talib has spent time with both teams in the past. He began his career in Tampa Bay from 2008- 2012 before playing with the Patriots for 1.5 seasons.
Unlike most veteran cuts, this isn't an easy decision for the Broncos. Talib is still playing at a top level, coming off an impressive 2017 season. The No Fly Zone is still very much intact.
Both the Patriots and Buccaneers struggled in the secondary last season and have a desperate need for help with the upcoming free agency period. The Patriots especially do with Malcolm Butler seemingly out the door.
richard sherman would look good in a patriots uni but just think it's a pipe dream. but aqib talib is more realistic plus he's familar with the system— michael (@michaelis4real) February 15, 2018
Talib would immediately be a plug-and-play starter on either team for the 2018 season assuming he's cut, of course.