The Denver Broncos lost Aqib Talib, but they still return two star cornerbacks in Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby. Here’s a full position preview…
The Denver Broncos have had the best trio of ‘starting’ cornerbacks in the NFL since the 2014 season when they signed Aqib Talib and drafted Bradley Roby.
Chris Harris Jr. had already established himself as a top cornerback by that point, but the three of them grew into what would become known as the ‘No Fly Zone’ thanks to Harris.
Now, Aqib Talib has been traded to the Los Angeles Rams and the Broncos are taking on a mini-rebuild at the position.
The hope is obviously that someone will be able to step in and effectively ‘replace’ Talib, but how do you replace a player that racked up six touchdowns in his four seasons with the team?
The good news for the Broncos is, Talib is coming off of a year in which he had just one interception. Teams didn’t throw his way all that often, but the Broncos need to find a way to create more turnovers on the back end of their defense.
Losing Talib doesn’t necessarily ‘help’ in that regard, but this Broncos secondary intercepted just 10 passes in 2017. That number has pretty much nowhere to go but up.
The Broncos invested some money in free agency and some high draft picks over the past two years to get some depth at this position. Let’s preview the cornerbacks on the roster player-by-player…