The Los Angeles Rams overhauled their cornerback group in the middle of the 2019 season, trading away Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, while Jalen Ramsey was acquired to help replace them. It was a bold move by the Rams in an attempt to spark a team that had Super Bowl aspirations, and while it didn’t pan out in 2019, the defense improved considerably with Ramsey in 2020.
Talib says the Rams played the situation the wrong way, however. He believes they should’ve kept him and Peters to play alongside Ramsey, at least for the rest of the 2019 season. Had they done that, the Rams would’ve won the Super Bowl, Talib says.
“They kind of played it wrong,” Talib said on the Pat McAfee Show. “They should’ve brought in – we had the paper to bring in Jalen and keep me and ‘Pete’ for at least that season. That’s how they should’ve played it, we would’ve won the chip. We would’ve strapped up, we would’ve played man every down, let AD do his thing. We would’ve won the chip. But they tend to get off the gas a little bit early. Hey, I’m just a player, family. I’m just a player. I don’t do no upstairs work, but you gotta ride it out a little bit. You see the teams that ride it out a little bit, they end up in the chip.”
The one thing Talib didn’t mention is the fact that at the time of his trade to the Dolphins, he was on injured reserve. He probably could’ve come off IR, no earlier than Week 15, but he didn’t end up playing a game for the Dolphins after the trade.
Without a doubt, though, a secondary with Talib, Peters and Ramsey would’ve been a blast to watch – not to mention, Eric Weddle and Taylor Rapp, too.