Will Fuller will be hitting the open market for the first time in his career this offseason. The speed demon wideout will reportedly not be franchise-tagged by the Houston Texans (which makes sense, given ... everything going on over there) and he will have his pick of new teams to choose from.
There are two important things to remember when it comes to Fuller as a free agent: he will have to serve a one-game suspension due to PEDs to begin the season, and he has yet to play a full NFL season due to constant appearances on the injury report. He's only played 11 games in each of the last two seasons. He missed the final five last year because of his PED violation. As the saying goes, the best ability is availability, and Fuller does not exactly have that.
On the flip side, he's extremely fast and a certified deep threat in a league where teams cannot have enough of those. So while other franchises won't exactly be knocking down the door to sign him, he should have a couple of offers from organizations in need of that particular skillset. Before missing the end of the season, Fuller recorded 53 catches for 879 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020. Here are four teams that are likely landing spots for the wide receiver.
New England Patriots
The Patriots desperately need some improvement at receiver, no matter what quarterback ends up under center for the team next year. Fuller would provide that, although it's an admittedly low bar to clear. This could be a classic Patriots deal where Bill Belichick swoops in to acquire a talent for a low cost because certain factors are keeping other teams away. He'd bring a speed that New England simply does not have on the roster right now and wouldn't be very expensive. The Patriots don't have the Tom Brady factor going for them anymore in free agency, and Fuller is a bargain-bin receiver given his current situation that fills a need for the team. It makes sense.