Former All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib has made the transition to the broadcast booth, but he’s getting some mixed reviews from fans.
On Sunday, Talib made his second appearance in the booth for the Eagles-Cardinals game, and he clearly has a distinct sound.
Aqib Talib is doing the Az-Philly game.
I haven’t heard enough to know if he is good or not, but you know he’s doing the game. He’s got a different sound.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) December 20, 2020
Talib began trending on social media on Sunday afternoon and they were some pretty strong reactions about his commentary during the game.
Who on on God’s Earth decided Aqib Talib should be a broadcaster
— Eagles Fan Problems (@EagleFanProbs) December 20, 2020
I don’t need to hear Aqib Talib speak ever again in life.
— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) December 20, 2020
Aqib Talib is announcing like he didn’t study for the test and is just winging it #PHIvsAZ
— The Elite Eight (@EliteEightFFL) December 20, 2020
Aqib Talib on commentary right now for Cardinals vs Eagles: pic.twitter.com/qNGAFc4hFI
— Dan Orlovsky’s Burner (@DanOrlovsky3) December 20, 2020
— MUMike (@SaidTowel) December 20, 2020
— Gary (@SomeGuyoffTheSt) December 21, 2020
Lets have Aqib Talib call games for years to come. The mans got a talent for calling games and yall know he gonna keep it real lol
— Soul of Sinatra 🏁🏁🏁 (@Stephflow) December 21, 2020
Wait, people didn't like Aqib Talib today? Dude brought a lot of energy and life to that booth. Let him grow into it, damn.
— Luke Brown (@MLukeBrown) December 21, 2020
Aqib Talib was unbelievable in the booth tonight. I think he should be paired with Joe Buck for the game if the week spot. He adds a great dimension to the game.
— AACSportsGuy (@aac_guy) December 21, 2020
I thought Aqib Talib was awesome in the booth. People hate on him because his delivery wasn’t traditional, but it was great imo. Reactive, extremely knowledgeable on the game. I’ll take that any day over a Steve Levy or Collinsworth.
— Ty (@02tpf) December 21, 2020