Denver Broncos: Most disappointing players of 2021 so far
CB Kyle Fuller
The Denver Broncos signed two cornerbacks in the offseason: Kyle Fuller from the Chicago Bears and Ronald Darby from Washington. Fuller played very well for the Bears during his six seasons in the Windy City.
For most of those years, Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio was Fuller’s defensive coordinator. So, naturally, one would assume that Fuller’s play would translate in the Mile High City.
Nope. In fact, according to NFL on CBS, Fuller has given up the second-most 20+ yard completions, with seven.
Fuller has also allowed 20 of 32 targets this season.
Gross. That’s just not what the Denver Broncos paid him to be.
It is also important to realize the talent of rookie first-round cornerback Pat Surtain, who has seen a lot of playing time as a rookie, including playing 100 percent of the team’s snaps in three games this year.
Darby has allowed 15 of 21 completions this year, too.
Fuller’s name has been mentioned in potential trades as of late. It’s not a certainty that he will get moved, but if the Broncos feel like they can get enough for him, and if Fuller likes the trade destination (if he has a choice), general manager George Paton has not been shy in making trades in his short time with the Broncos.
It would be disappointing to give up on Fuller so soon, but he’s only on a one-year contract. If the team could get something for him, that would be a lot better than finishing the year with him and letting him walk in free agency for free.