Kyle Fuller might be a cap casualty by the Chicago Bears. If so the Packers should jump for his services. GM Brian Gutenkunst tried to sign Fuller two years ago to an offer sheet, when the Bears matched the offer keeping Fuller in Chicago for three years.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune mentioned the Bears made a flurry of moves to get under the cap. Veterans Kyle Fuller and Akiem Hicks remained on the team after the initial cuts but Biggs mentions Fuller and Hicks are not necessarily safe as many teams are still looking for a way to get additional cap space. If Fuller were to be released, he would be a perfect fit for the Packers.
As I mentioned above, Gutenkunst went after Fuller hard in 2018, offering him a four year deal. Gutenkunst noted that he had Fuller high on his list at the time and would no doubt be high on his list again.
Kyle Fuller was selected in the 2nd round of the 2014 draft and has spent his entire career with the Bears. Fuller has been a full time starter since being drafted in 2014. He has made the Pro Bowl twice (2018, 2019) and was an all-pro in 2018. Fuller lead the league in interceptions in 2018 (7).
Fuller has been one of the best corners in the league the last few seasons. He would be a hot commodity if the Bears were to move on from him. While the Packers do not have ample cap space, they still have ways to create additional cap for a premiere player like Fuller. Gutenkunst said himself before the league year that he would be willing to spend “big money” on the right player. If Gutenkunst is willing, Fuller would be the “right player.”
Impact on the Packers
At age 29, Fuller is nearing the end of his prime, but can still be an elite corner opposite Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander. Fuller would not have to be the number one corner, but would be a tremendous number two to Alexander. Fuller would also be familiar with the new defense run by Joe Barry. Barry is an understudy of Vic Fangio. Fuller had his best years when Fangio was the defensive coordinator of the Bears.
A young defense on the rise, adding Fuller to a deep secondary would make this one of the best in the league. Safety, Adrian Amos, is also familiar with Fuller as they were teammates in Chicago for three years from 2015-2018.
A combination of Fuller, Amos, Alexander and third year pro Darnell Savage would be a lethal combination against any offense.