Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was asked by Peter King of TheMMQB.com whether the Pariots made him an offer before he bolted to Denver.
“I definitely had an offer from the Patriots. But there was language in there that definitely was a little shaky compared to Denver’s offer. The Patriots are a great organization. I loved my time there. I loved playing for Bill. He’s a great leader. I’ll be able to tell my kids I played for Bill Belichick someday and I was Tom Brady’s teammate. Really, it’s just a dream I’m experiencing, when two great organizations want you like this,” Talib told King.
That’s the Patriots for you. They might be the most uptight team in the NFL when it comes to signing players to long-term contracts. Especially after what went down with Aaron Hernandez.