Kyle Fuller has found a new home not long after landing in free agency.
The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback has agreed to terms on a contract with the Denver Broncos, the team announced Saturday. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported earlier in the day that the deal will be for one year with a value of $9.5 million -- $9 million of which will be fully guaranteed -- according to a source familiar with the situation.
From the moment news of Fuller's imminent release was reported on Thursday, the Broncos began circling the wagon around the 29-year-old's availability. Now, on the same day that his time in Chicago officially came to an end, Fuller will begin anew in Denver.
The signing will reunite the standout corner with coach Vic Fangio, his defensive coordinator in Chicago for four seasons. Fuller had a career year in 2018 under Fangio's tutelage, compiling 55 tackles, 21 passes defensed and a league-leading seven interceptions en route to earning first-team All-Pro honors and his first of consecutive Pro Bowl nods.
In an offseason where many clubs have been looking for ways to finesse their way into more cap space, the Broncos have spared no expense in their quest to re-tool their secondary. The team began the week signing veteran CB Ronald Darby to a three-year, $30 million deal ($19.5 million fully guaranteed) and ended it finalizing a long-term deal with star safety Justin Simmons.
After allowing 59 receptions of 20 or more yards (fourth most in the NFL) and snagging just 10 interceptions in 2020, Broncos general manager George Paton has made it clear he wants to see better play on the back end. Fuller should definitely be able to help that cause.