Saints need to avoid Will Fuller in free agency
By Kristen Wong
No other position group on the New Orleans Saints needs more reinforcements than the wide receiver room. But the Saints still shouldn’t bring on a liability like Dolphins’ Will Fuller.
Heading into the 2022 season, NOLA has Michael Thomas and not much behind him. They can look for free agent options like Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella as well as scour the draft for potential prospects, but the Saints currently have one of the worst receiver rooms in the league.
Signing Will Fuller wouldn’t make things much better. Fuller has been injured for the majority of his professional career ever since he was drafted in the first round of the 2016 draft. In five campaigns in Houston, Fuller managed decent production levels but played in just 22 games in his last two regular seasons.
New Orleans Saints don’t want anything to do with Dolphins’ Will Fuller
Fuller joined the Miami Dolphins this past season and was featured in two games due to a broken finger he suffered in Week 4. The finger injury is just the latest of a slew of maladies in Fuller’s career and seriously questions Fuller’s ability to remain healthy.
He hasn’t ever played out a full regular season, and chances are Fuller won’t see much playing time on the Saints either. An incompetent receiver is one thing; an injured receiver is another. The Saints have no room to take on Fuller and his injury history, and NOLA should move on.
A one-year contract could technically make sense between Fuller and a new potential team in 2022, but the Saints should have no interest in the 27-year-old wideout.
Even in these desperate times, they can do better.
NOLA is better off picking a mid-round developmental talent in the draft who has more upside and, most important, a clean bill of health.