Kyle Fuller is one of the top free agent cornerbacks this offseason. Here are his five best fits in free agency.
The Chicago Bears were far from a complete product on the field last season but Vic Fangio’s defense came to play. A solid secondary led by fourth-year cornerback Kyle Fuller allowed just 211 passing yards per game. The former first-round pick has had an up and down career with the Bears but showed out in a contract year. Fuller finished the year with two interceptions and 22 passes defended.
Fuller’s fifth-year option was declined by the Bears and he’s set to hit free agency. Behind Trumaine Johnson and Malcolm Butler, Fuller will be a top target for many cornerback-needy teams. He’s just 26 years old and has his best years ahead of him. Fuller has the potential to be a No.1 corner on a top NFL defense, assuming he can stay healthy.
As the March 14th period begins in just under two weeks, here are Fuller’s five best fits in free agency this offseason.
5. Buffalo Bills
The Bills didn’t have much of a need at cornerback last offseason. That’s before the front office let Stephon Gilmore walk and traded away Ronald Darby. Now, E.J. Gaines and Leonard Johnson are free agents, leaving the Bills with holes to fill in the secondary. While Buffalo isn’t an ideal place to live with harsh conditions, Fuller could be a valuable part of their defense.
Known for their defensive presence, the Bills weren’t much of that last season. The run defense was one of the worst in the NFL and the pass defense wasn’t much better. Truth be told, Tre’Davious White was left on an island. Even with his incredible rookie season, he could only do so much against top offenses and receivers. There was little to no depth behind him.
I understand the recent signing of Vontae Davis doesn’t seem like it makes sense, but Davis is still a gamble given his injury history. Plus, he’s only on contract for a year. Think about how deep the secondary would be with White, Davis and Fuller in the secondary. That is a defense that teams would be scared to face on Sundays. The Bills could make cap space work and it would be quite the trio put together in Buffalo.