Retired NFL corner and Kansas football Ring of Honor member, Aqib Talib, found his seat in the broadcasting booth this Sunday during the NFL’s Washington-Detroit matchup.
One of Kansas football’s most talented corners, Aqib Talib, made his broadcasting debut on Sunday during an NFL matchup between the Detroit Lions and Washington Football Team. Talib had expressed interest in the role recently and has officially become an analyst on Fox.
Talib had an excellent career in the NFL, finding spots on Tampa Bay, New England, Denver, Los Angeles, and Miami rosters. As a 5 time pro-bowler and Super Bowl champion, Talib seems to be a good fit over at Fox. His time with Kansas football was quite memorable too, highlighted by a pick-six in the Orange Bowl victory against Virginia Tech.
His debut was seen during Washington and Detroit’s matchup this past weekend. Talib brought some rationality to the booth. His work during yesterday’s game caught the attention of Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel, who appreciated Talib’s untraditional approach.
Aqib Talib making his broadcasting debut on Fox’s Washington-Detroit game. Brings a lot of energy, humor and insight (was like this during interviews when he played). I like the perspective outside of traditional button-down Coach/QB ranks.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) November 15, 2020
Talib should make a solid fit on the NFL-Fox weekly lineup, and it’s good to see more players finding roles within the league. Getting the perspective of someone who was on the field is a valuable asset, and I’d assume Fox feels the same way.
I’m sure we’ll see Talib return in the future, seeing as his debut went fairly smooth in my opinion. It’s good to see some Jayhawks making their way into the sports media scene, and hopefully, this trend holds going forward.