Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller says leaving Redskins is emotional
The Washington Redskins made headlines with their blockbuster trade for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. One of the most overlooked parts of the trade is that it sent promising young cornerback Kendall Fuller to the Chiefs.
While getting traded is a difficult process for any player, there is an added measure of disappointment for Fuller as a Maryland native. He admitted during an appearance on the Adam Schefter Podcast that leaving his hometown has been a bit emotional for him:
“It wasn’t too bad,” Fuller said. “It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, the Redskins, they were looking to get rid of me.’ They just saw this as the guy they needed to bring in. The Chiefs were bringing it to them like, ‘If you want this guy, you have to give up Kendall Fuller.’ All of them were upset that I had to go. It wasn’t like they were trying to kick me out the door. It was a little emotional.”
Fuller grew up in Maryland and even played his college ball at nearby Virginia Tech. He was then selected by Washington with the 84th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Fuller has shown plenty of promise thus far in his two-year career. He enjoyed a breakout season last year with 55 tackles, four interceptions, and 10 pass deflections on a sturdy Washington defense. He now has the opportunity to form one of the best secondaries in the game in Kansas City with cornerback Marcus Peters and veteran safety Eric Berry, who is set to return following an Achilles injury.