Steelers Should Sign Commanders CB Kendall Fuller

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have a desire to improve the cornerback room after a year where they found a young star in Joey Porter Jr., but the spot opposite of him remained a significant question. There are multiple avenues they could take to address it, but one of the avenues least talked about is signing Commander cornerback Kendall Fuller.

Schatz: Steelers Should Sign Commanders CB Kendall Fuller

Fuller is arguably the third-best cornerback that will theoretically be possible to acquire. But he will hit the open market more likely than not, meaning that someone like the Steelers could have a significant opportunity to snap him up. ESPN’s Aaron Schatz believes they should do just that.

“The Steelers have some need at cornerback, especially if they decide to move Patrick Peterson to safety full-time. Fuller was the only Commanders cornerback last season with strong coverage numbers. His coverage DVOA was similar to those of L’Jarius Sneed and Marshon Lattimore, although he did allow a lot of touchdowns. In Pittsburgh, he could play opposite Joey Porter Jr. and take the easier assignment while Porter works on the opposition’s No. 1 receiver. Fuller should be good enough to allow Pittsburgh’s safeties to shade toward Porter’s man,” Schatz wrote.

Fuller is 29 and has experience playing both outside and in the slot. That’s the type of versatility the Steelers could look for, and the former Chiefs cornerback has Super Bowl-winning insight to him as well. Over his career in Washington and Kansas City, Fuller has racked up 16 interceptions while being a solid starter for the better part of the last ten years in the NFL.

It’s not necessarily a long-term play, considering Fuller is 29. Still, his play has not dropped off, and he would give the Steelers an excellent cornerback option with versatility throughout their defense. So, it makes sense, though Fuller’s contract demands will paint the picture on just how likely this signing could be with an expected strong market for his services coming up.

Related Posts

Mike McCarthy discusses what he expects from Ezekiel Elliott

UDFA QB John Rhys Plumlee Reveals Why He Chose Steelers

With John Rhys Plumlee seeing action at wide receiver at UCF, there was speculation that he could play wide receiver in the NFL, but he put that…

Zach Frazier explains wearing No. 54 with Pittsburgh Steelers

Zach Frazier can’t help his toughness. It’s embedded in his soul. The Steelers rookie loved Pittsburgh’s physical style of play when he was growing up in West Virginia….

Vikings’ Kevin O’Connell Strikes Down Scrutiny Facing Rookie J.J. McCarthy

Thіѕ ѕtаɡe of the NFL offѕeаѕon іѕ fіlled wіth hіɡhlіɡhtѕ аnd lowlіɡhtѕ of pаdleѕѕ prаctіceѕ — whіch Mіnneѕotа Vіkіnɡѕ coаch Kevіn O’Connell аrɡued to not reаd too…

Justin Simmons has 1 classy request to fans about Broncos rookie

The Denver Broncoѕ hаve ɡotten themѕelveѕ іnto а trіcky cаp ѕіtuаtіon. Denver trаded ѕіɡnіfіcаnt аѕѕetѕ for QB Ruѕѕell Wіlѕon from the Seаttle Seаhаwkѕ two yeаrѕ аɡo. The…

Coveted Free Agent Receiver Turned Down Kansas City Chiefs

Zаy Joneѕ ѕіɡned wіth the Arіzonа Cаrdіnаlѕ on Frіdаy, but before joіnіnɡ the Cаrdіnаlѕ on а one-yeаr deаl, he hаd drаwn іntereѕt from the Kаnѕаѕ Cіty Chіefѕ….