Reason No. 1 Cleveland Browns need to sign Will Fuller: An inexpensive acquisition
There are several routes the Browns can still take with their wide receiver room as they prepare for next season. Having secured Deshaun Watson in the big trade, they have one of the very best quarterbacks in the league now leading their team. They’ve picked up Amari Cooper and now Cleveland has to decide how to finalize the group.
While the Browns released Jarvis Landry, there is still a lot of chatter about him returning. But Landry would still be an expensive player to re-sign. The team will likely sign a wide receiver or two in the draft coming up but at this point, it’s hard to guess who the team will acquire. They’re still going to need to find a veteran or two to round out the group.
Fuller was paid $10 million last season with the Miami Dolphins, according to Spotrac.com. Considering the year he had with the Dolphins and missing the majority of the season, it’s likely that signing Fuller will not cost any team an arm and a leg.
The Browns are very good at negotiating deals that help both the team and player. If the team were to sign Fuller it might cost them $3-5 million. That’s a big saving over trying to re-sign a player like Landry who has shown similar production over the years.
It might just be a matter of time before Cleveland signs Fuller but if they had any reservations, the positives of the situation far outweigh the negatives.
You can’t underestimate the value of team chemistry and in this case, the Browns would be giving Watson a player in Fuller that would give him a comfort level that could be the difference in this team’s run at a championship.