Broncos Sign Aqib Talib

Broncos Sign Aqib Talib

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Tablib poses with coach John Fox (left) and GM John Elway

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Jake Boynton, Sports Writer

For the second year in a row, a top Patriots player has left the team to play with the Denver Broncos. This year, cornerback, Aqib Talib walked away from New England in search of a larger contract.

The deal, worth $57 million, $26 million guaranteed over 6 years, was the largest offer by far, according to Talib himself.

“My agent was calling me about other teams, and it was kind of like out of the blue (when) Denver kind of swung in. When they came in, they immediately went to the top of my list, definitely,” said Talib.

He will join former Patriot, Wes Welker, who followed  similar path last off-season, leaving the Patriots in search of a better contract. Welker and Talib ran into controversy, when Welker threw a block on Talib knocking him out of the playoff game.

“Wes is a good friend of mine. I watched that play 1,000 times and I can promise you he didn’t do it on purpose,” said Talib when asked about the play.

The Broncos also signed all-pro pass rusher DeMarcus Ware this week to a $30 million, $20 million guaranteed contract. John Elway and the Broncos are looking to make another run at the Super Bowl in 2015 with these new additions to an already formidable defense.