While their Super Bowl XLVIII opponents were assembled primarily through the draft, John Elway's Denver Broncos have leaned heavily on free agency.

That blueprint will remain in place for 2014.

With safety T.J. Ward already in the bank and stud pass rusher DeMarcus Ware on the horizon, Elway has turned his attention to a lockdown cornerback.

A sourced informed of the deal tells NFL Media's Albert Breer the Broncos have agreed to terms with former New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib on a six-year, $57 million contract with $26 million in guarantees. The agreement was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Broncos later confirmed the deal.

Breer now expects the Patriots to set their sights on Darrelle Revis, likely to be released by the Bucs on Wednesday.