Kyle Fuller was a free agent for only two hours after being released by the Chicago Bears. Following that, the Denver Broncos were quick to add him to their roster.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Fuller has already signed a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Broncos.
Indeed, as Kyle’s release was announced on the league’s transaction wire, Broncos General Manager George Paton seized his opportunity.
The Contract of Kyle Fuller
Fuller was in the final year of his four-year contract with the Bears at the time. According to reports, the deal was worth $56 million compared to the $182.5 million caps in 2021.
According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Bears asked Fuller if he wanted a pay cut, but he wanted to test the market.
As a result, the Bears initially looked for any potential Fuller trades.
As a result, Fuller’s release date was pushed back a few days, allowing him to pursue other opportunities. The Bears were able to clear $11 million off their salary cap by releasing Fuller.
Kyle Fuller’s current contract with the Broncos is worth $9.5 million, with $9 million guaranteed. Most importantly, Kyle Fuller has re-joined Denver head coach Vic Fangio.
In fact, Fuller and coach Fangio worked together from 2015 to 2018; Fangio was Fuller’s defensive coordinator at the time.
Kyle Fuller had 819 yards, 264 yards after the catch, four touchdowns, and a league-leading seven interceptions under Fangio.
Other Broncos Signings
Along with the deal, the Broncos signed cornerback Ronald Darby to a $30 million contract.
They also signed safety Justin Simmons for $61 million, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL.
A Brief Look At Kyle Fuller
Fuller is currently a 29-year-old NFL veteran with a 69.8 overall grade. Fuller was an All-Pro last season with 7 interceptions and 21 passes defended.
Furthermore, he began his career after being selected 14th overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fuller has provided durability in his gameplay throughout his career. Indeed, he has suffered injuries along the way, which have kept him from participating in the games.
So, the Broncos and Kyle Fuller are back for another season.