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4 ideal Kyle Fuller trade destinations

Kyle Fuller
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The 2021 NFL trade deadline is approaching and with many Super Bowl contenders looking to improve their pass defense, Denver Broncos cornerback Kyle Fuller is one of the hottest names on the market.

ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported the Broncos are taking calls on Fuller and he could move before the NFL trade deadline. With Denver carrying a crowded cornerback room, Fuller could be one of the likeliest players to move by Nov. 2.

Let’s dive into four potential landing spots for a Kyle Fuller trade.

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Tennessee Titans land much-needed secondary help

NFL: Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Tennessee Titans are starting to look like a Super Bowl contender, carried by one of the best offenses in football. But if this team really wants to compete in the playoffs, general manager Jon Robinson will need to address a troubling secondary.

Tennessee enters Week 8 ranked as the fifth-worst pass defense by Football Outsiders DVOA. Just as troubling, all of that largely came before the injuries. Cornerback Caleb Farley (torn ACL) is out for the season, Kristian Fulton is on IR with a hamstring strain. As for Janoris “Jackrabbit” Jenkins, quarterbacks post a 121.3 passer rating when throwing in his direction, per Pro Football Focus.

Farley is expendable for Denver, playing just two snaps in Week 6 and not seeing the field in Week 7. The 5-foot-11 cornerback needs a change of scenery and landing in Tennessee, with the Broncos receiving a fourth-round pick, could benefit everyone.

Kyle Fuller traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL: Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers
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Speaking of teams ravaged by injuries at cornerback, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to lose a player every game. Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow) and Carlton Davis (quad) are still on IR and Richard Sherman (hamstring) struggled before going down in his second game with the Bucs.

  • Kyle Fuller contract: $9.475 million

Considering Tampa Bay is turning to the likes of Dee Delaney and Pierre Desir, Fuller represents an immediate upgrade. This coaching staff also proved it’s perfectly comfortable starting a player just days after he joins the team. If any coaching staff could help Fuller return to his Pro Bowl form, it’s the Buccaneers.

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Denver Broncos swing blockbuster trade with Green Bay Packers

NFL: Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers
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The Green Bay Packers are showing an unusual level of aggressiveness this year, exploring all avenues to improve this roster. If general manager Brian Gutekunst wants to help this team win a Super Bowl and send a message to Aaron Rodgers about a long-term commitment to him, there’s one way to do it.

  • Denver Broncos trade: Kyle Fuller, Shelby Harris
  • Green Bay Packers trade: Jordan Love

Trading Jordan Love would be admitting a mistake, but few thought he was worth a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He showed no signs of being ready to start during the preseason and it’s hard to believe a lot will change after spending another season on the bench,

This could be a scenario where the Packers and Broncos are intriguing trade partners. If Denver is willing to hit the reset button, Fuller and defensive end Shelby Harris are puzzle pieces Green Bay is missing. In exchange, the Broncos take a shot on Love to see if he can be a starting-caliber quarterback.

Kyle Fuller lands with Baltimore Ravens

NFL: Denver Broncos at New York Giants
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Everything changed for the Baltimore Ravens after the Marcus Peters injury. Missing their playmaking No. 3 cornerback, quarterbacks could spend all day targeting Anthony Averett and Tavon Young in coverage. The result, Baltimore’s secondary now allows the most receiving yards per game (312.3) and the second-highest yards per catch (12.9).

Lamar Jackson gives the Ravens a shot to compete for the Super Bowl. But the only way this team has a shot to reach its potential is if they take a swing at upgrading their cornerback room. Fuller, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, could rebound in Baltimore working opposite Marlon Humphrey with a strong pass rush in front of them.