Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Franchise Tag Candidates

CB Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib was one of the best cornerbacks in the league in 2010, allowing 35 completions on 59 attempts (59.3%) for 502 yards (8.5 YPA), 5 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, while deflecting 7 passes, committing 2 penalties. If he can bounce back off a slightly disappointing 2011 season, when he allowed 28 completions on 51 attempts (54.9%) for 479 yards (9.4 YPA), 6 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, while deflecting 5 deflections and committing 6 penalties, he could be worth the cornerback franchise tag, even though it’s one of the most expensive (tied for 2nd most expensive in 2012 at 10.6 million). However, Talib has a checkered off the field history, so they may not want to give him that kind of money for that reason, even on a one year “prove it” deal.

Likelihood: Unlikely

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