No. 1 – Aqib Talib
It was a difficult decision between Aqib Talib and Von Miller for this spot. But due to the No Fly Zone’s statistics in 2016, I had to go with the cornerback that was No. 1 in the Pro Football Focus Index.
Ever since Aqib Talib joined the Broncos back in 2014, he has been a playmaker. If he gets his hands on the football, he has a good chance of scoring.
He might have only recorded three interceptions in 2016, but his first one went back for his ninth pick six of his career.
And who can forget his two interception performance against his former team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Looking back, all three of Talib’s interceptions created 21 points for the Denver Broncos. No matter if he returned it for the touchdown or if the offense would score, all three were touchdowns.
And who can forget his “DEFWU attitude” by snatching off Michael Crabtree’s chain in the season finale.
He makes such a huge difference for that secondary. And he will look to continue that in 2017.