*Of course, the asterisk being “when healthy.”
When healthy, Aqib Talib is capable of shutting down the opposing team’s best receiver. When unhealthy, as we saw against Baltimore and Denver in consecutive AFC Championship Games, the wheels of the defense fall right off the wagon.
Talib played 2013 under a 1-year $5 million deal, and another short term deal for the Pro Bowl corner is simply unrealistic.
The period to franchise players began on Monday and the tag for cornerbacks is over $11 million, which comes with its pros and cons: while you’d be paying top dollar for his services it would only be for one season, which satisfies his wants (money) and yours (no long term commitment).
Zolak: Patriots Should Franchise Talib
Marc Bertrand, Adam Jones and former Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins debated this topic to kick off Tuesday’s show "
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