Bengals Rumors: Team should absolutely inquire about Kyle Fuller

Kyle Fuller (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Kyle Fuller (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals are in a position for the first time in awhile where they have an excuse to be aggressive at the trade deadline. They’re 5-3 and still very much in the running for the AFC North title. That’s why if the Broncos are shopping cornerback Kyle Fuller, the Bengals need to be on the phone with them ASAP.

Pro Football Talk reported this morning that Denver is trying to make a deal to move Fuller. If he’s available, the Bengals could certainly use him. The Trae Waynes experiment has been an utter disaster and while Eli Apple has his moments, he’s mostly been a detriment to the Bengals’ secondary.

Fuller, on the other hand, is seven games into his Broncos career and it’s clear Denver is selling at this point despite still realistically being a contender in a surprisingly weak AFC West. They traded Von Miller to the Rams on Monday and now it looks like Fuller could be on his way out of Denver as well.

Kyle Fuller perfect compliment to Chidobe Awuzie in Bengals secondary

While the secondary was pretty rough on Sunday, Chidobe Awuzie has more than been worth the money the Bengals paid him this offseason. The only problem is the other side of the field in coverage, which Fuller could fix.

Fuller was a first-round pick by the Bears in 2014 (14th overall) and played in Chicago for the next six years before signing with Denver in the offseason. He signed just a one-year deal worth $9.5 million, which is something Cincinnati can easily afford to pay should they pull the trigger and make this deal happen.

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Fuller is going to be a popular name for teams on the market and we know the Bengals aren’t usually the most aggressive team when it comes to trading for big-time players. They were aggressive in the offseason, however, so perhaps they’ll make a call to the Broncos front office and see what it’d take to land the All-Pro cornerback.

It could be a season-saving move.