Will Fuller will likely complete the rest of his groundbreaking campaign with another franchise.
Fuller, Texas’s top recipient across seven games, has caught the eye of several teams, including the Green Bay Packers, and could be ahead of the trade deadline, NFL Network Insider’s Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday Monday. Total access to NFL. Houston has until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to make a decision.
Rapoport reported on Sunday that the organization’s interest in Texas regional expansion has returned since the summer.
A first round option in 2016, Fuller, 26, has complied with 31 catches at 490 yards (15.8 YPC) and five taps, and will have a week of word breaks Goodbye Houston. Texans (1-6) currently ranks with Jaguars in terms of their second worst win rate in the AFC.
If Fuller had landed in Wisconsin, his addition would have been much applauded as Packers was missing the number 2 receiver identified next to Davante Adams. The move will also bring reunification with Matt LaFleur, who served as a quarterback coach at Notre Dame in 2014 when Fuller was a sophomore.
Before being injured in Week 3, Allen Lazard was already shaping up to be second option, but his return still has a long way to go. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who is often used as a deep threat target, has struggled for most of the season, scoring 15 catches in 242 yards.
Fuller has spent most of his career as a major playing pro and has been excellent, despite facing some nagging injuries. Playing a more prominent role for the Texans in 2020, he has demonstrated that he is capable of handling heavier workloads.
Before the season started, Fuller said “sky is the limit” if he can stay healthy, something he can do so far. As we get closer to the deadline, it seems there is a group willing to move some assets to see how high his ceiling could be.