Aqib Talib was acquired by the New England Patriots on November 1, 2012. After serving the final two games of a suspension due to his violating the leagues drug policy, Talib made his Patriots debut on November 18 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite showing a few early signs of rust, Talib made an instant impact, picking off Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and returning the ball 59 yards for a touchdown.
With Talib playing cornerback, Devin McCourty was moved to safety, which proved to be beneficial to the Patriots offense.
After the Patriots were eliminated from the playoffs in the AFC Championship Game, Talib, who was a free agent, hinted that this was he would not be returning. However, on March 16 the Patriots re-signed him to a one-year deal.
The only concerns surrounding Talib are his health and off-field issues. If he can manage to stay injury-free in 2013 while maintaining good citizenship, his return should prove invaluable to the Patriots defense.