Redskins sign CB Kendall Fuller to 4-year, $40M deal
Free-agent cornerback Kendall Fuller will be reuniting with his former team, the Washington Redskins. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Redskins and Fuller have agreed to a four-year deal worth roughly $40 million.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Following an outstanding career at Virginia Tech, the Redskins selected Fuller in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In his first two NFL seasons with Washington, Fuller recorded four interceptions and 97 tackles. However, in March 2018, the Redskins traded Fuller to the Kansas City Chiefs as part of a deal for quarterback Alex Smith.
Nevertheless, Fuller has had a phenomenal career with the Chiefs. Fuller appeared in 26 games over the last two seasons for the Chiefs with 19 total starts. In 2018, Fuller recorded 82 total tackles with two interceptions in 15 games.
The 25-year-old missed five games with a thumb injury in 2019, only appearing in 11 games and only recording 49 tackles and a sack. During Super Bowl LIV, Fuller recorded the game-sealing interception against the San Francisco 49ers.
After having a disappointing 2019 NFL season, the Redskins are seeking to turn things around. They hired new head coach Ron Rivera and new defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio. At the beginning of the offseason, the Redskins were in desperate need of a cornerback. It’s clear that Del Rio envisions Fuller playing a significant role in their defense this upcoming season. In addition, Fuller will provide a great spark of energy to the locker room for the young Redskins team.
Fuller’s new deal with the Redskins won’t become official until Wednesday when the free agency period opens.
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