The Washington Redskins have brought Kendall Fuller home to his original team by signing him to a new four-year contract in free agency.
Every Super Bowl champion endures the corresponding roster purge in the ensuing offseason, and the Kansas City Chiefs are no exception to the rule. The latest player to find big money in free agency is former Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller, who is heading back to his original NFL franchise with the Washington Redskins.
Reports say that Fuller got a lot of money to be a cornerstone in the secondary for new head coach Ron Rivera. Fuller will reportedly receive a four-year, $44 million contract when free agency officially opens on Wednesday.
It’s an interesting turn of events for Fuller to enjoy a homecoming in Washington considering that he was originally traded from Washington to Kansas City as the only player in return for quarterback Alex Smith. Unfortunately for Washington, Smith went down with a gruesome leg injury halfway through his first season and has been recovering ever since.
Fuller came over to the Chiefs as an acclaimed young slot corner and did an admirable job for the Chiefs in that span. While he never became a lockdown defender, he was a steady performer who was reliable among many injured and inconsistent performers around him who became versatile enough to help the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl in 50 years by even playing some safety in Juan Thornhill’s absence.
Fuller was originally a third round pick of Washington back in 2016 and he just turned 25 last month. He’s got an excellent future ahead of him with a big money deal and a Super Bowl ring to show for his experience. He had 131 tackles, 14 passes defended and 2 interceptions during his tenure in K.C.