Packers Drive Up Price on Kyle Fuller
Green Bay Packers announced on Friday afternoon that they put an offer sheet out for Kyle Fuller of the Chicago Bears. The rival Bears put a transition tag on their 26-year old corner who had a career season in 2017 instead of the franchise tag leaving the door open for teams. Chicago didn’t obviously think Green Bay would come calling for Fuller. They did and put the Bears’ feet to the fire. Chicago immediately matched it and left the Packers out in the cold with the cornerback. They’re still looking for a corner, and we’ll see where they get it from because the options are drying up.
Fuller is a good corner, and it would be a good addition for the Packers. Yet Brian Gutekunst had to know that there was no shot in hell Chicago would let him go to Green Bay, right? I mean it’s a shrewd move by Gutekunst to drive up the price, although, this had to be a pipe dream. Bears are chasing Green Bay, and they’ve made moves to make them a potential seven to nine win team next season. Like with the restructuring of Nelson, this is another example of the new era Packers. This isn’t a Thompson clone like people made him out to be when Green Bay first brought him on his a general manager.
We’ll see what Gutekunst does with cornerbacks. I feel like they’ve ran through many options already with the Rashaan Melvin interest, making the run at Fuller and Tyrann Mathieu, what’s exactly left? Davon House could come back which I saw someone say, but I can’t get down with that as bad as he was last season. Tramon Williams could be an option, but I have a hard time seeing him as a number two option in 2018. Green Bay needs to look for a way to make a move for a corner through trades because the market is about to be not a market.