Former All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib has announced that he is retiring from the NFL after twelve years in the league. Talib announced his retirement via Twitter, subsequently announcing his new podcast, Call to the Booth. Talib also referenced the fact that he had turned down an offer to return to the New England Patriots, where he played in 2012 and 2013.
Much love to everybody who played a part in my career. Sorry I couldn’t join you in New England Bill! You’re welcome to come on the show! ?
Get the full details with the link in my bio and follow @calltothebooth for more. pic.twitter.com/cuUuQVkzQm
— AqibTalib21 (@AqibTalib21) September 9, 2020
A former first-round pick out of Kansas, Talib was considered one of the best defensive backs in the league throughout his career. Spending significant time with the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Talib amassed 125 deflected passes, 35 interceptions, and 10 defensive touchdowns over the course of his illustrious career.
Most recently, Talib found himself on the Miami Dolphins roster after being traded from the Los Angeles Rams, but never took the field prior to being placed on Injured Reserve.