Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) walks in the Titans bench area in a game against the New York Jets during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jets 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Alterraun Verner A Possibility For The Patriots?


Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

If Aqib Talib leaves New England, there may be a possibility that they could sign Alterraun Verner, who would probably be a better value signing.

According to Field Yates, Verner said that going to New England is “definitely a possibility”, and he has been recruited by safety Devin McCourty to come to Foxboro.

Based on what I have read, Verner won’t be asking for nearly as much money as Talib is, and while he isn’t as talented as Talib, he isn’t far off. In fact, ‘Advanced NFL Stats’ had Verner ranked as the fifth best cornerback in the league last year, 33 spots ahead of Talib (this is based off of their ‘WPA’ statistic).

I would still rather see the Pats sign Talib, but getting Verner as a cheaper option would not be a bad consolation prize. Not only would they be getting a quality cover corner, but they would also be saving money, which could then be used to help other areas of their team.

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  • Mattia Rizzo

    Wasn’t Verner supposed to get more money in FA?

    • Cyrus Geller

      I highly doubt it.