By Wesley Roesch
The Chicago Bears have placed the transition tag on cornerback Kyle Fuller, effectively taking him off the open market. Well, sort of.
Players hit with the transition tag are allowed to negotiate with other teams. The transition tag allows the Bears to match any offer made for Fuller. If Fuller ends up going to another team, that team wouldn’t be required to compensate the Bears with a draft pick.
I’ve seen a lot of Chiefs fans clamoring for Kansas City to make a move on Fuller. It’d make sense to add him since the Chiefs are shipping cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams. Plus, Kyle is Kendall Fuller’s brother. Kendall will be joining the Chiefs via trade on March 14.
The problem with adding Kyle (before and after the tag) is his cost. The Chiefs should have the cap room to sign him but he’d cost around $10-12 million per year, possibly even more if they got into a bidding war with Chicago. Would they be willing to give Kyle that kind of money?
It seems unlikely, especially since Kendall’s rookie deal expires in two years. They’d probably rather save that money to re-sign Kendall, assuming he continues to play at a high...