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NFL Trade Rumors: Broncos Shopping Around Aqib Talib; Will He Go To the Redskins, Buccaneers or Panthers?

( [email protected] ) Sep 08, 2016 10:04 AM EDT
According to a recent report, the Denver Broncos are willing to part ways with Aqib Talib for the right trade price. Given the current need of certain teams, such as the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, any one of these teams could offer the Broncos the right trade deal to secure Talib.
Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker (6) holds the ball as kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) kicks a field goal under pressure from Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) in the first quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

According to a recent report, the Denver Broncos are willing to part ways with Aqib Talib for the right trade price. Given the current need of certain teams, such as the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, any one of these teams could offer the Broncos the right trade deal to secure Talib.

Trade rumors surrounding Talib emerged after SportsCenter reporter Dianna Russini claimed that the cornerback has been placed on the trading block. As noted by Russini, the Broncos are open to the idea of releasing Talib as long as they will get a quality player or two in return.

Given the current state of teams in the NFL, the Denver organization will probably not have a hard time looking for a suitable trade partner for Talib. For instance, the Panthers have been on the lookout for a reliable cornerback ever since they released Josh Norman during the offseason.

Getting Talib in the lineup will give the Carolina franchise an opportunity to once again have an elite defensive line. Although Talib is older than Norman, he can still be an effective replacement due to his ability to shut down a wideout.

The Redskins, on the other hand, have a very different situation that the Panthers. For one, they have Norman. But instead of looking for someone to replace him, the Washington organization could boost Norman's effectivity on the field by giving him Talib as a partner. Adding D'Angelo Hall to complete this trio would allow the Redskins to have a very solid lineup as they enter the 2016 season.

Another team that would greatly benefit from a trade with the Broncos are the Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay team is coming from a year where its lackluster cornerbacks held it back. Based on the team's current roster, they have three cornerbacks from last year as well as three new ones.

Adding Talib to the lineup will add more depth to the team's cornerback bench. Aside from this, the Buccaneers will also have a veteran star on their team who has extensive experience in winning a Super Bowl. He could also serve as a reliable mentor to the team's three rookie CBs.

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