Kyle Fuller’s contract is another bargain for the Ravens

Ravens, Kyle Fuller (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Ravens, Kyle Fuller (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens have made a habit out of finding excellent value deals in the post-draft free agency period in recent years, and they continued that tradition this offseason with their signing of Kyle Fuller.

The Ravens signed Fuller to a one-year deal last week, and now that the official numbers for the contract have been revealed, the addition looks even more promising.

Fuller will carry a cap hit of just $2.5 million into 2022, broken down between a $1.38 million signing bonus and a $1.12 million base salary.

That figure places him tied for the 69th highest cap hit among all cornerbacks in the NFL. Given Fuller’s pedigree and semi-recent success, it’s hard not to be very happy with that value.

The Kyle Fuller contract is excellent value for the Ravens

Fuller is a former two-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro selection who, at one point not too long ago, was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

The Ravens needed experienced cornerback depth for cheap and they weren’t going to find many better targets than Fuller on the open market.

The 30-year-old is coming off arguably his worst year in the NFL following a disappointing tenure with the Denver Broncos. Fuller began the year as a starter but was soon benched following a string of poor performances.

Rather than moan about his lack of playing time, however, Fuller earned praise from his teammates for accepting his new role, and his play notably improved as the season went on.

One year later, the Ravens are hoping that Fuller can carry over that momentum and prove he still has something left in the tank. Again, it’s hard to argue with the size of the deal.

At worst, Fuller is a low-risk addition at a position of need. At best, he’s someone who completes a Ravens secondary that could be one of the best in the entire NFL.

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From Daryl Smith to Justin Houston, the Ravens have made their fair share of successful post-draft free agent signings. They’ll be hoping that Kyle Fuller is the latest addition to that growing list of success stories.