Aqib Talib: Tom Brady Is Toughest Quarterback To Face In NFL Playoffs

Aqib Talib hasn’t lost any respect for his former quarterback since joining the Denver Broncos.

The former Patriots cornerback helped his team earn a 23-16 win Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers in their AFC Divisional Playoff, allowing the Broncos to host New England in next weekend’s conference title game. And Talib knows his next task won’t be easy.

Because even though the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Talib told NFL Network’s James Palmer that Tom Brady is better. Much better.

Roethlisberger didn’t throw into the end zone Sunday, but he did manage to amass 339 yards on 24-of-37 passing with no interceptions on a Broncos secondary that averaged less than 200 passing yards allowed per game in the regular season.

Brady, on the other hand, owns nearly every postseason passing record, including pass attempts (1,127), completed passes (711), passing yards (7,647) and touchdowns (55). Talib and the rest of Denver’s defense will have their work cut out for them this Sunday, especially with Brady’s favorite weapons, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, back to full strength.

Thumbnail photo via Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib looks on before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

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