According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Denver Broncos have made it known that they will deal All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib for the "right price".
The Denver Broncos are making Aqib Talib available for a trade for the right price per multiple sources.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 3, 2016
This is a bit of a surprise, but shouldn't come as a huge surprise.
Talib's off the field issues have followed him throughout his career and this past summer he suffered a gunshot wound by someone(probably himself) and is likely going to face some sort of punishment for this. So add that to Talib's lengthy on the field and off the field issues and you can see why the Broncos would entertain trade offers for their veteran corner.
What makes dealing Talib easy is the Broncos depth at corner. They have former first-round pick Bradley Roby emerging into a star, corner Kayvon Webster coming off a brilliant Training Camp and Preseason and second-year corner who had a great summer(outside of the Cardinals game), so getting something for Talib would be nice.
This is likely Talib's final year in a Broncos uniform anyways. The way his contract is set up, the Broncos could walk away from it and free up $10 million dollars in cap space.
Now, as usual, there are some conflicting reports on this report. Denver Broncos Vice President of Public relations says that this report is indeed false.
This is false. https://t.co/oTfe8gSjCF— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) September 3, 2016
So it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming days. I don't think the Broncos PR guy would publicly call a report false if it wasn't, but who knows in today's NFL.
I personally wouldn't be totally against trading Talib if the right price was a 1st or 2nd round pick, but anything less than that doesn't make sense to me. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out.