The Minnesota Vikings' secondary has been a sore spot for quite a number of years, despite attempting to fix it in numerous different ways. Now, it appears that when free agency comes around. . .whenever it happens. . .that a very talented and very troubled young defensive back will be available for signing.
According to the National Football Post, barring a miraculous change of heart, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be cutting cornerback Aqib Talib as soon as the lockout clears up and they are allowed to do so.
On the field, Talib has been very good for the Bucs. Taken with the Buccaneers' first-round pick (the 20th pick overall) in 2008 out of the University of Kansas, Talib has averaged five interceptions a year for the Bucs in his three years in the league. Overall, he has been very solid in coverage for the Buccaneers.
Off the field, to put it mildly, Talib has been a complete jerk. He got into a fight at the the Rookie Symposium the year he was drafted, he punched a cab driver, he once hit a teammate in the head with his helmet, and is currently charged with assault with a deadly weapon for firing a gun at his sister's boyfriend.
The Buccaneers have decided that Talib is more trouble than he's worth, and are going to wash their hands of him whenever they're able to. With his troubled past, is he somebody that you feel the Vikings should be interested in?