Aqib Talib Has Fantastic Reaction on Twitter to Recent MLB Contracts

By Ian McCafferty
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Cover Photo: Twitter/@AqibTalib21

The differences between the NFL and MLB have been highlighted quite a bit over the past few months as we watched Kyler Murray forego playing for the Oakland Athletics in favor of entering the NFL Draft.

While Murray seemed to prefer the fame that comes from being a starting NFL quarterback over riding the bus in the minors and playing the outfield in a smaller market like Oakland, maybe some of the recent contracts will make him regret his decision.

Aqib Talib has been a successful cornerback in the NFL for over a decade now and for his efforts he's made about $64 million. While that's obviously nothing to sneeze at, Ronald Acuña has played 115 career MLB games and just signed an 8-year, $100 million contract with the Braves. Even this, of course, is nothing compared to the 10-year, $330 million contract Bryce Harper signed or the 12-year, $430 million contract that Mike Trout signed with the Angels.

Let's just say that Talib noticed this monetary difference.

Talib made $11 million in salary this past season for the Rams, which would make him the 107th highest paid player in baseball, tied with the likes of Julio Teheran, Andrew Miller and Starlin Castro. Also, don't forget that Talib's line of work is a bit more dangerous than any of those players.

Some other NFL players joined in on the fun too. First at Talib's expense:

Then even the most successful quarterback of all time (and new Tweeter) Tom Brady cracked some jokes too.

Brady was drafted in the 18th round by the Montreal Expos in 1995 and by all accounts was a legit MLB prospect at catcher. But he decided to attend the University of Michigan for football and the rest is history.

Fun jokes aside, this does once again raise the question of which sport is the smarter investment for a young two-sport athlete. While Murray wound up choosing football because that's ultimately what he wanted to do, maybe some of these recent contracts will make the next great two-sport athlete choose the diamond over the gridiron.


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