Will Fuller remains one of the last “big name” free agent wide receivers who has yet to sign with a team. The Notre Dame receiver has had a career impacted by injuries and suspension, but has been one of the most effective deep threats in the NFL over the past five seasons when on the field.
Fuller has averaged a robust 14.7 yards per catch throughout his career. However multiple issues have caused him to miss most of the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Will Fuller missed significant time in 2020 due to a suspension for PEDs. Fuller also missed most of the 2021 season due to a broken hand / wrist.
Fuller is the ultimate case of the boom-or-bust receiver. “Boom” in him being one of the league’s premier deep threats when he’s on the field. The “bust” comes from whether he sees the field at all. Going into the 2022 NFL season healthy, he deserves another shot at being “that guy.”
Multiple Outlets Have Connected Will Fuller to the Chicago Bears in the last 48 Hours:
NBC Sports, Sports Mockery, Bleacher Nation, and Yahoo Sports, have all connected Will Fuller to the Chicago Bears at least once over the last 48 hours. This comes just a few days after the Cleveland Browns announced they were no longer interested in signing Fuller.
The Bears are installing a quarterback-friendly scheme around Fields’ strengths. Pushing the ball down the field will be a big focus of offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s attack.
“I would say, man, he throws a good deep ball,” Eberflus said of Fields after the Bears’ fourth OTA practice. “I would say that. I’m excited about that. You can see it in the 7-on-7s and 11s-on-11s. We’re going to take our shots downfield. Man, he does a nice job doing that.”
We will see if these last 48 hours are telling when it comes to where Will Fuller will play in 2022. If injuries or suspension does not play a role, Will Fuller can still be a viable deep threat in this league.