Broncos’ Aqib Talib: Nobody is above Tom Brady
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has played with or against the a lot of elite quarterbacks, but in his mind, no one compares to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Talib was asked to compare the quarterback he just matched up against — Ben Roethlisberger — to the quarterback who is next on the schedule:
Via James Palmer on Twitter:
I asked Aqib Talib who's tougher to face in the postseason, Ben or Brady. Said both are great, "But nobody is above Tom. Nobody."
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 18, 2016
Is Brady the best to ever do it? Maybe, but one look at Brady’s postseason numbers prior to 2015 from both a statistical and win-loss perspective bolster Talib’s claim.
— Andrew Iannotti (@armando_faced) January 18, 2016
The feeling is likely mutual. Brady only targeted Talib three times — he allowed one reception for five yards – in the Broncos’ Week 12 win over the Patriots.
Talib was teammates with Brady during the 2012 and 2013 seasons before he signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos in 2014.