Redskins connections playing in 49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl 54
Yes, the two best corners on the Kansas City Chiefs are both former Redskins. How crazy is that?
Kendall Fuller was a third-round pick by the ‘Skins out of Virginia Tech in the 2016 NFL Draft. He quickly became an impact player as their slot corner and held down the role well as a rookie.
However, in 2017, he really emerged as a playmaker. He grabbed four interceptions, had 10 pass defenses, and totaled 55 tackles while serving as one of the team’s few bright spots in the secondary. Unfortunately, his Redskins success would be short-lived.
In January of 2018, it was announced that Fuller would be traded to the Chiefs along with a third-round pick in exchange for quarterback Alex Smith. At the time, the move to get Smith didn’t seem like a bad one. But having to give up Fuller as compensation as well as a third-round pick stung for the Redskins faithful.
Fuller has gone on to have a good two-season run with the Chiefs. His first season had some bumps in the road in coverage, but he has continued to be a versatile inside-outside threat at corner and was a solid blitzer last year.
The 25-year-old will be hitting free agency this offseason and it’s possible that the Redskins could have interest in him to fill one of their needs on defense: slot cornerback.