We are already into the thick of the NFL offseason and that means free agency. Teams can’t contact free agents until March 15th, but news of the top players will circulate as we close in on that starting point. Dak Prescott, Allen Robinson, and Kenny Golladay are just a few of the big names set to hit unrestricted free agency when the new league year opens on March 17th. One or more stands a good chance of signing a contract with their current team or being franchise tagged before then, but there is a chance one or more is taking calls when the tampering period opens on March 15th.
Below we will take a look at Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
2020 in review
Fuller was easily having his healthiest and most productive season in 2020 when he was popped for PED usage and missed the last five games and the first game of the 2021 season to suspension. In his 11 games he caught 53 passes for 879 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s had trouble staying healthy and now the suspension, but the talent is there and there will be plenty of interest.
There are plenty of teams who could use a great deep threat who also has ability to work well in an expanded route tree. The odds of him leaving don’t look great, but the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals all would be interested.
Do the Texans want to keep him?
They do. Houston doesn’t have a whole lot of players clambering to play for them right now, but they reportedly will try to resign Fuller, per John McClain.
Fuller’s fantasy upside will rely on the Texans convincing Deshaun Watson to play for them this season. The Texans could end up trading Watson and getting a useful quarterback in return, but it will be nearly impossible to find someone in Watson’s tier of ability. If he moves on to a new team, he will have a similar chance of finding a Watson-esque quarterback, but the odds go up.