CB Kyle Fuller has re-signed with the Chicago Bears after being placed on the transition tag, which allowed the Green Bay Packers to offer him a contract before the Bears matched it.
The Packers offered Fuller a 4-year, $56 million contract with $20 million in the first year, which the Bears quickly matched and signed Fuller to a long-term deal, granting Fuller his wish of not playing under the tag. The Packers needed additional secondary support and Fuller was the best option available and certainly was one of the best free agents this offseason.
Last season, Fuller made 69 tackles and 2 interceptions and was easily Chicago’s best corner and was an absolute must to keep Fuller with the Bears as they continue to rebuild their defense. Placing the transition tag on Fuller was a risky move by the Bears as they had no control over the contract offers that Fuller could have received and therefore allowed other teams to set the terms of the contract and force Chicago to pay it but in the end, they keep Fuller and will hope that he can be the cornerstone on a new look defense under new HC Matt Nagy.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported it first.