Dolphins, WR Will Fuller Agree To Terms

Long rumored to be targeting wide receivers in free agency, the Dolphins made a big move Thursday. They are signing former Texans wideout Will Fuller, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com report (on Twitter).

Fuller agreed to a one-year deal to join the Dolphins, and Rapoport tweets that pact will include more than $10MM. Incentives are present in the deal as well, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com tweets. While Fuller’s PED suspension will prevent him from playing in Week 1 next season, he represents an upgrade for a Dolphins team that did not have much in the way of receiver depth in 2020.

Although the former first-round pick battled injuries from 2016-19, never eclipsing the 14-game mark in any of those seasons, Fuller stayed healthy during his contract year. One of the NFL’s premier deep threats, Fuller established new career-high marks — 879 receiving yards, 16.6 yards per catch, eight touchdowns — despite only playing in 11 games.

The Dolphins are believed to be targeting both an outside receiver and a slot threat, but Fuller represents a promising start to the team’s 2021 plans at this position. Deshaun Watson‘s QB rating was noticeably higher with Fuller in the lineup than it was without him, and prior to the Pro Bowl passer requesting a trade, was lobbying for the Texans to re-sign the wideout. The Texans opted not to use their franchise tag on Fuller, who will bet on himself via this one-year deal. With Watson on the Miami radar, this Fuller signing should trip some alarms on the trade front.

Fuller has suffered a broken collarbone, a torn ACL and multiple hamstring injuries as a pro. The ACL tear occurred in 2018, and Fuller’s 2020 would support that he has fully recovered from the severe knee malady. Fuller will join DeVante Parker in Miami, with the Dolphins potentially prepared to add an impact slot player to help Tua Tagovailoa (or Watson) as well.

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21 comments on “Dolphins, WR Will Fuller Agree To Terms

    • amk1920

      That would require actual initiative and a desire to get better. Something that franchise doesn’t possess since 2010.

    • dray16

      Ha! Why would they want to get Rodgers more weapons? they have proven they will not and have no interest in doing so

    • twentyforty

      Why? 10 million for a max of 15 regular season games with an injury history and character issues? Yeah, great idea. Some of you people should stop believing the NFL is like your 12-team fantasy league.

  1. beerncheese

    Seems like a good deal for Fins. I have long heard him connected to Packers and he seems like a fit. I guess the price was too high or they have better ideas. Or maybe just allergic to signing WR’s.

    • Or maybe it’s because they have no money left to spend and Fuller wanted some

    • twentyforty

      Or maybe they have a long history of developing WRs not drafted in the first round. Stop listening to the midget media stooges.

    • Despicable –
      Well congratulations…I’m very happy for you. I didn’t know you were in Dolphins management or the owner, so congrats on that as well

        • mcmillankmm

          Are you in a 4 team league? Hard to imagine how Fuller could be a sleeper in any league…especially if he moves to a better team with possibly the same QB

  2. Stabby McShank

    Well he better learn to run his route tree within 9 yards with Tua starting.

    • UberSTCrew

      @Stabby McShank
      The resident “Bills Mafia” guy with more trolling. Funny how Josh Allen couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in his rookie season. Who would figure that a QB could improve in his 2nd season. Especially when he can fully train in the off-season something he wasn’t able to do last year. Maybe with a guy like Fuller, who can actually get some separation, the young QB will take more shots down the field.

  3. Simmons>Russ

    So does this mean the Dolphins aren’t interested in using the number 3 pick on a WR?

    Would make more sense if it was a multi year deal but it’s only for 1 season. Dolphins still holding there cards close to their chest. Would love to se them trade Tua, the number three pick and some extra picks for Watson.

    • UberSTCrew

      The Dolphins most logical move would be to take the best offer they can get to trade down while staying in the top 10. Then they would still have a good chance of getting Smith, Chase, Pitts or Waddle while accumulating some more high value picks.

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