Aqib Talib By the Numbers

Posted Mar 21, 2018

Get to know one the newest Rams cornerback with Aqib Talib’ career by the numbers.

The Rams bolstered their secondary this offseason with the addition of cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. While Peters is a young player with a bright future ahead, Talib has been in the league for 10 years — establishing himself as one of the best defensive backs in the modern era.

Get to know one the newest Rams below with Talib’ career by the numbers:

1 Since 2008 — the year he entered the league — Talib ranks No. 1 among all active cornerbacks in interceptions.

4 games played with at least two interceptions recorded. Talib’s first multi-interception contest came in 2009 as a member of the Buccaneers, when he recorded three interceptions in a single game.

5 consecutive Pro Bowls from 2013 to 2017. His first Pro Bowl selection came in 2013 with the Patriots. Through just 13 games played, Talib recorded four interceptions, 14 pass deflections, and one forced fumble.

10 interceptions returned for touchdowns — the most of any active player in the league. Talib also ranks No. 3 on the all-time career list, behind just Rod Woodson (12), Darren Sharper (11), and Charles Woodson (11).  

20 Talib was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft. While at Kansas, Talib totaled 162 tackles, 13 interceptions, and two pick-sixes. He was also named a unanimous All-American and a two time first-team All-Big 12 member.

34 interceptions through 10 seasons played.

50 Talib was a Super Bowl 50 Champion with the Broncos. In Super Bowl 50, the cornerback recorded five tackles and two passses defensed during Denver’s 24-10 victory over the Panthers.

68.0 passer rating allowed in coverage. According to NFL Research, Talib’s 68.0 percentage is the fifth lowest passer rating in coverage allowed since 2015 (minimum 230 targets).

103 yard touchdown. In 2017, Talib recorded an interception against the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott in the end zone and returned it 103 yards in the opposite direction. The return was the third longest in NFL history.

425 career tackles.

722 yards recorded off of 34 career interceptions.