Aqib Talib Retires From NFL, Says Patriots Tried to Sign Him in Offseason


On Wednesday, NFL cornerback Aqib Talib announced he's retiring from the NFL.

He also said Bill Belichick tried to get him to join the Patriots this offseason for around $6 million, specifically to cover tight ends.

Talib then looked at the Patriots' schedule and saw tight ends like Travis KelceGeorge KittleDarren Waller and that was it for him.

"Once that negative thought crossed my mind, I was like, my heart, my competitive edge ... like, I ain't really in it like that no more," Talib said in a Call to the Booth video "... I just wasn't feeling it no more, honestly."

Talib is a five-time Pro Bowler with 35 career interceptions and 10 pick-sixes (most among active players and fourth all-time).

The Patriots will now likely go with second-year player Joejuan Williams in that role.

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