The working relationship between the Denver Broncos and Kyle Fuller is off to a rocky start. The team signed the former Pro-Bowl cornerback to a one-year, $9.5 million deal this offseason.
But as I have already detailed, the Broncos should strongly consider moving Kyle Fuller before the November 2 trade deadline. If the Broncos continue to lose games or if Fuller continues to play poorly between now and then (or a combination of those two) then the idea to move Fuller should only get stronger.
If the Broncos were to make Fuller available, several teams could be interested. If the Broncos are able to get back on the winning track, they could decide to lean more on the veteran Fuller if a playoff push is in sight. But to this point, Fuller has not played well and with only a one-year deal, he may not be with the team next season anyway.
It’s surprising to see Fuller struggle. He is a perfect fit for Vic Fangio’s defensive scheme and he has played at a high level in the league. At 29 years old, he should still have plenty of good football left and could just need to acclimate to Denver a little better.
But if a team gets on the phone with George Paton and offers the right return before November 2, a deal could be struck. Here are four teams who could be interested in Fuller along with an idea of what the Broncos might be able to get in return.
Trade with Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins have strong corners in Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. Adding Fuller to the mix could give them a stout secondary but they are also 1-4 and could be looking to deal several players around the deadline.
Preston Williams has had some success in Miami and could be a nice addition to the Denver receiving corps. The Broncos still need more help at that position and adding a piece such as Williams could make some sense plus in this scenario, they also get a draft pick.
If this ends up being a throw-away season for the Dolphins, trading for Fuller wouldn’t be a move with this season in mind but they would try to talk him into returning to Brian Flores’ system next season with a contract that extends beyond one season.