Will Fuller Signs With Miami Dolphins

Will Fuller

Five-year NFL wide receiver, Will Fuller, has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. Fuller, a former first-round pick, spent the last five seasons with the Houston Texans. Fuller was the second wide receiver selected in the 2016 NFL draft.

Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins, Agree to Contract

Will Fuller left Notre Dame with a reputation as a speedy, deep-threat-type receiver. Unfortunately, he has never been healthy enough to live up to the reputation. Fuller has struggled with injuries throughout the entirety of his NFL career. The most notable statistic is that he has yet to play all 16 games in a regular season.

Fuller initially entered the league in 2016 as the 21st overall pick of the NFL draft. Selected by the Texans, Fuller recorded just 635 receiving yards and two touchdowns his rookie season. Additionally, Fuller helped lead the Texans to a 9-7 record that same season. Despite a disappointing rookie season, he was a contributing factor in Houston’s playoff run that year. The team won their wildcard matchup against the then Oakland Raiders, but ultimately fell short against the New England Patriots the following week.

In total, the receiver spent five years with the Texans. During that five-year stint, he never once made the Pro Bowl. During his stint in Houston, he recorded just over 3100 yards receiving. Fuller also logged 24 receiving touchdowns and 209 receptions. He also averaged 58.7 yards per game during that span. Along with underperforming, the former first-round pick built a reputation as an injury-prone player. To make matters worse, he received a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy near the end of last season. He still has one game left to serve under that suspension.

Will Fuller’s biggest challenge will be proving he can stay healthy for the full length of an NFL season. He will also need to prove that his PED suspension was a one-time mistake. He has also yet to record more than 1000 receiving yards in a single season. The talent is there, but too often we have seen that talent alone is not enough to be successful in the NFL.

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