- Ian Rapoport reports that the Packers are actually the second team to try to sign Fuller, but the other team’s offer sheet wasn’t accepted while Green Bay’s has been.
This is really interesting news, given that the Bears will now have to decide whether to match the Packers’ offer sheet for Fuller or risk losing him to a division rival. The Bears have five days to decide if they’ll match the Packers’ offer sheet.
Chicago elected to use the transition tag on Fuller rather than the franchise tag, but it opened up the possibility that another team could step in make things complicated for them.
Fuller, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $9,687,002 contract and is now in position to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career.
It’s worth mentioning that the Bears declined Fuller’s fifth-year option last year that would have paid him $8,526,000 for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Fuller appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 69 tackles, two interceptions and 22 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 23 cornerback out of 120 qualifying player.