Bronco fans may see Aqib Talib represent their team for the last time Sunday when he plays for the AFC in the Pro Bowl Game.
Talib has been a great Bronco, making the Pro Bowl each of the four seasons he was in Denver. The only other player to make four Pro Bowls in four seasons with the Broncos was John Lynch, who was inducted into the team’s Ring of Fame and is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018.
Talib was also a key player on the Broncos' Super 50 team and he was named first-team All Pro in 2016. He's had six, pick sixes during his four seasons in Denver.
Although Talib has two years left on the six-year, $57 million contract he signed with the Broncos in March 2014, Denver is expected to place him on the trading block because of financial considerations.
The Broncos have two other younger cornerbacks in Chris Harris Jr. ($8.5 million) and Bradley Roby ($8.526 million) scheduled to make a combined $17.026 million in 2018.
Talib, who will turn 32 on February 13, is scheduled to make $11 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. Even with the salary cap going up from $167 million to between $176 million and $180 million for the 2018 season, it’s difficult for a team to allocate $28 million to three cornerbacks.
Talib and pass-rushing linebacker Von Miller are the only Broncos who will play in the Pro Bowl with kickoff at 1 p.m. in Orlando.