3 Reasons Cleveland Browns need to sign wide receiver Will Fuller
By John Suchan
Reason No. 3 Cleveland Browns need Will Fuller: Teammates with Deshaun Watson
Will Fuller and Deshaun Watson have been teammates since 2017, after Watson was drafted by the Houston Texans. Fuller’s numbers statistically improved each year for yards gained and receptions.
By 2020, Fuller had caught 53 passes for 879 yards with eight touchdowns. One of the highlights of the two teammates’ careers was back in 2019 when the Texans beat the Atlanta Falcons and Fuller and Watson connected for 14 receptions and Fuller had 217 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
When you watch that film of the game, you can’t help but notice the speed of Fuller to separate but also the connection that these two teammates had. It was like watching a couple of friends throwing passes in the backyard. They just have a natural bond and that would look really good if Fuller were to become a member of the Browns.
Fuller has been criticized for missing games in his past and there is a history of that due to injuries and even a suspension due to using PED back in 2020. That concern for missing time is still an issue for many that are discussing the possibility of Fuller joining the team. But that’s a factor that can’t be determined until you play out the season. Fuller has had a steady career when he’s played.
He had an outstanding career in college at Notre Dame when he had two seasons of well over 1,000 yards each and grabbed 30 touchdowns overall. That type of production is a real possibility here in Cleveland if he were signed and could stay healthy. Teaming up with his former quarterback usually is a “win-win” for all parties.