Aqib Talib is a retired, cornerback football player. At the University of Kansas, where he earned the All-American honors, he played college football and was selected in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He played for the New England Patriots for one season in 2012 and had played for the Denver Broncos since 2014. Talib is also a three-time Pro Bowl selection and in 2013, he was named Second-team All-Pro. He was also named the NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year in 2010 and won the AFC Championship with Denver in 2015. In 2014, Talib signed a six-year, $57 million deal with Denver earning $26 million.
Aqib Talib Net Worth is around $20 Million
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Talib has a net worth of $20 Million, generated mostly through his career as a football player. Talib attended Berkner High School in Texas and lettered for the Rams athletic teams in football, basketball, and track. As a senior, he was named the Defensive Back of the Year for football. To play for Kansas, he wanted to sign a National Letter of Intent.
Talib received an invitation to the 2008 NFL Combine at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, as one of the best cornerback prospects in the nation. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Talib as the third cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2008, becoming the first Kansas player to be drafted since 1993. He was also the second cornerback ever taken by the Buccaneers in the first round since the 1986 NFL Draft when they selected Rod Jones.
After playing for the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, and Miami Dolphins, Talib announced his retirement from football in 2020.
Aqib Talib is in the NFL Broadcast Booth
After making his broadcasting debut at Fox, Talib returned to give his analysis of the Eagles-Cardinals match-up. He was alongside Brandon Gaudin as the Arizona game was broadcast to some parts of the country. Many viewers got to listen to Talib’s work while others tuned in to witness the clash on CBS.
Just as it was during his very first telecast, the response to Talib’s approach among fans and media was mixed. He doesn’t sound like many of his player-turned-broadcaster colleagues, though attempting to express wisdom with a vocabulary of football jargon, holding excitement and personal style to a minimum.
Producers and managers do not seem to be interested in making Talib sound like most television analysts do. As a daily TV analyst, he has shown promise. If he’s someone who people will look for and tune in when he calls a game, regardless of the teams are playing, for a TV network, that’s a significant advantage. Only time will tell how far he can continue at the broadcast booth.
More On Aqib Talib’s Life
In 2016, Talib married Gypsy Benitez, in a ceremony outside of Dallas. His teammates from the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots were present at the wedding. The couple has two children.