The Green Bay Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs in Week 17 and are looking like a legitimate Super Bowl favorite. However, there are some questions marks at the wide receiver position. Looking to the future and the upcoming NFL offseason, Will Fuller could be a name to monitor once again.
Ahead of the NFL trade deadline, the Packers were very interested in acquiring Fuller from the Houston Texans. Unfortunately, that deal never ended up happening.
Instead, the Packers chose to keep Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard as their top three wide receivers. MVS is playing the role that Fuller would have had in the offense of being the primary deep threat. Consistency issues have been prevalent for him throughout his career.
Needless to say, with Fuller set to hit the free agency market this offseason, the Packers are going to be a team with interest. Houston may decide to use their franchise tag on him, but they may also opt not to go that route.
Pro Football Focus took a look at Fuller’s upcoming free agency and they have predicted that the Packers will end up signing the talented wide receiver to a five-year, $87.5 million contract.
During the 2020 NFL season with the Texans, Fuller caught 53 passes for 879 yards and eight touchdowns. Those numbers average out to 16.6 yards per reception. Adding him to the Packers’ offense would be deadly.
Granted, there are some concerns about Will Fuller’s health. He has had quite a few issues with his hamstrings. But, signing him would be well worth the risk for the Packers.
Can you imagine Aaron Rodgers throwing to Davante Adams and Fuller? Opposing defenses would have a major headache trying to stop both of them. It would add a new dynamic to the Green Bay offense, which could take them to an even higher level.
With Rodgers coming down the home stretch of his career with the Packers, they need to go all-in with him. Bringing in Fuller would be a way to do that.
Expect to hear quite a few rumors surrounding Will Fuller this offseason. Plenty of teams will want to sign him. However, if the Packers come calling, he would have a tough time turning them down.