Will Fuller, when healthy, is legitimately one of the best deep threat wide receivers in the NFL. 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. 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.”
Five: Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are somewhere between a playoff contender and a rebuild. The franchise remains noncommittal toward Jalen Hurts as their long-term quarterback. However going into this season they seem all in on Hurts. DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert anchor an extraordinarily top-heavy passing attack.
Adding Will Fuller would provide a deep threat to open up the field for their young QB. Something every QB needs, but especially young ones. Fuller offers a nothing-to-lose value. If they get 10 games out of him, he would be an instant upgrade at the No. 2 wideout position. At his best, Fuller could push Smith for No. 1 status.
Four: New England Patriots
New England needs more talent around young QB Mac Jones. Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor, Hunter Henry, Kendrick Bourne, and Jonnu Smith probably won’t get them beyond the first round of the playoffs. Fuller at his best would be better than any other Patriot receiver at their best.
Stretching the field for Mac Jones, who loves to dink and dunk his way down the field (wonder where he got that from), would be huge for his game.
Three: New York Jets
The Jets are almost as wide receiver needy as the Packers are. They should (and most likely will be) in on every free agent wide receiver available. At this point it is just who the Jets are interested in. They have the cap space to sign almost anyone they want. They were in big time on the Tyreek Hill sweepstakes, however that didn’t workout in their favor.
As mentioned above, stretching the field for your young wide receiver is so valuable. Zach Wilson is only one year into his four year rookie deal (possibly five). The Jets loading up now for a possible playoff run in a few years only makes sense.
Two: Dallas Cowboys
While Kansas City and Green Bay traded their star wide receivers for legitimate draft capital, the Cowboys gave theirs away for almost nothing. Amari Cooper is in Cleveland and the Cowboys number wide receiver is Michael Gallup, who is coming off an ACL tear late in the year last year.
To say Dallas could use some veteran leadership in their wide receiver room is an understatement. Will Fuller would be able to create separation for their running game and provide another deep threat options. Gallup is great but we have no idea how much he’ll be able to play in 2022.
One: Green Bay Packers
Green Bay is my favorite landing spot for Fuller simply beacuse what he would bring to the offense. Imagine a faster Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Will Fuller suffered a broken finger in early 2021, however has had seemingly no issues (health wise) since. He also needs to prove he can still be ‘the guy’ for an NFL team. The deep threat potential is there and Aaron Rodgers would unleash it. A healthy Will Fuller signing could be the steal of 2022 free agency. He can be THAT good.