Kendall Fuller – CB
Kendall Fuller might have had a down season in 2019 due to injury, but that should not put off suitors once free agency gets underway this year.
The talented cornerback had trouble with injuries last season that limited his overall influence on the field. When Fuller is at the top of his game, he is an excellent slot corner and that could be a position of need for the Vikings this year.
Mackensie Alexander has played this role in the slot superbly in Minnesota’s defense, but he is also set to test the free-agent market and he may not be with the organization in 2020. This would make Fuller an attractive proposition for a franchise in the Vikings that is expected to undergo a significant makeover in the secondary this offseason.
Fuller recorded 49 tackles and two pass deflections for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. He also managed to get four tackles and an interception during the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.
The former third-round pick out of Virginia Tech made a little over $2 million on the final year of his rookie deal last season. Somewhere in the region of four years for $12 million on an incentivized contract due to Fuller’s injury history might be enough to get a deal done.
Bringing Alexander back should be high on Minnesota’s priorities in the next few weeks. But if they cannot make a deal, then Fuller is a ready-made replacement who is still young enough to improve further.