They just couldn’t pass up on an opportunity to screw with their historic rival. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet. The Chicago Bears now have five days to match whichever offer sheet their transition-tagged player in Fuller has accepted.
Fuller is coming off his best season as a pro, after missing the entire 2016 season with a mysterious knee injury. He recorded 22 pass deflections, 2 interceptions, and 69 total tackles during the 2017 regular season. The Bears have identified him as a key piece in their long-term plans for their secondary.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that not only are the Bears likely to match this offer, they’ve been planning and preparing for this moment all offseason. If for any reason that Ryan Pace elects to not match the Packers’ offer sheet, then the Bears will lose Fuller without receiving any compensation. And it would certainly be a bad look to lose a starter in Fuller to their chief division rival.
Hopefully, the Bears won’t allow for Fuller to wear any snot green jerseys in the near future.