Kendall Fuller: Leaving Washington is “a little emotional”

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Cornerback Kendall Fuller was taken by surprise about the news that he was included in the proposed trade that will send quarterback Alex Smith to Washington if no one changes their mind before the March 14 start to the new league year.

He was a little shaken up by it as well. Fuller grew up in Maryland and went to college at Virginia Tech before being drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2016 draft, so moving to Kansas City will be a big change for him. During an appearance on a podcast with Adam Schefter of ESPN, Fuller said it wasn’t one that the Redskins told him they were looking to make.

“It wasn’t too bad,” Fuller said. “It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, the Redskins, they were looking to get rid of me.’ They just saw this as the guy they needed to bring in. The Chiefs were bringing it to them like, ‘If you want this guy, you have to give up Kendall Fuller.’ All of them were upset that I had to go. It wasn’t like they were trying to kick me out the door. It was a little emotional.”

Fuller said he doesn’t know much about Kansas City, but is excited about the chance to see cornerback Marcus Peters‘ “mindset, film study and learn whatever I can and go in there and compete.”

14 responses to “Kendall Fuller: Leaving Washington is “a little emotional”

  1. Good for a young player to be a part of a winning organization.

    No one wants to play for Snyder unless it’s to get paid only.

  2. If you think you’ll like Marcus Peters wait until you meet Eric Berry… If they can replace Ron Parker at Saftey, that could be the best backfield in the league.

  3. >>Good for a young player to be a part of a winning organization.<<

    The Kansas City Chiefs have won one playoff game in 24 years and four playoff games over the past 47 seasons.

  4. True, KC sucks in the post-season… But by-gollie we average 10 wins a year… Sadly I’m to the point I’d take just an AFC Championship game.

  5. Not winning in the post season doesn’t make you not a winning organization, it just means your not good enough when it matters most. Compare kc to Washington or really Oakland because those teams are what a non winning organization looks like past few decades

  6. Horrific trade by Washington – net/net of this trade is a worse team and Alex Smith is no upgrade – he has no upside and we’ve seen all he can do by now. With this awful offensive line and no running game and no defense, this team will be lucky to win a single game.

  7. I like Fuller. He’s not the star most of you make him out to be, after just 1 year playing well, but he might become one. He’s also much easier to replace than a starting QB, which the Skins had to do unless they were willing to pay $30m/year to at best, the 10th rated QB in the league. Like Cousins, Smith was in demand, is 10th best at least, and yet costs 33% less. Simply put, Fuller was the price for that.

  8. “Hey guys, i got an idea! Let’s trade one of our best young defensive players for an older quarterback who isn’t as good as the one we’re letting walk out the door for nothing! We’ll start by giving a 5 year extension to a TE who can’t make 2 receptions in a row without getting injured, then we’ll let all our top wide receivers walk out the door. All the while doing absolutely nothing to give us anything that resembles an NFL run game, then we’ll sign Terrell Pryor as if that offsets all these glaring shortcomings. Then after having the 2nd worst rush yards per carry and having an entire o-line on IR with sub-par receivers to throw to, we’ll blame everything on the only player who consistently gave us a chance to win, and after years of seemingly setting Kurt up for failure on purpose we’ll be so desperate to get rid of him that we’ll give up one of our best young defenders to make sure we can get rid of him. GENIUS! Championship here we come!”

    – Bruce Allen

  9. silvernblacksabbath says:
    February 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    I still don’t get this move…
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    What don’t you get? Smith had gone as far as he could with the Chiefs. They were looking to move on with Mahomes. They managed to snag an up and coming defender in the process. Snyder’s ego would never let him admit that Cousins was a better QB than RG3. He was never going to sign him long term. He saw a chance to get Alex and took it.

  10. jjackwagon says:
    February 15, 2018 at 7:27 am
    silvernblacksabbath says:
    February 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    I still don’t get this move…
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    What don’t you get? Smith had gone as far as he could with the Chiefs. They were looking to move on with Mahomes. They managed to snag an up and coming defender in the process. Snyder’s ego would never let him admit that Cousins was a better QB than RG3. He was never going to sign him long term. He saw a chance to get Alex and took it.
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    Cousins is fools gold in my opinion. HIs resume after 6 years is who he is. You can think what you like. But the truth leaves evidence.
    Resume of Cousins:
    College: only Big Ten awards, no NCAA or top league awards.
    Pro’s
    Fourth round draft pick
    26-30-1 record
    In 2012, the starter wins 7 straight to make it to playoffs to win the division with a 10-6 team record
    Wild Card game against Seattle, starter up 14-0, gets injured. In comes your boy Cousins-The skins do not score another single score and lose the game.
    In 2014 Gruden started him and snatched his uniform on account of so many interceptions for the end of the season.
    He gets the start in 2015 ONLY because Gruden did not believe in the read option, type QB play and Cousins played a system that FIT that scripted passing short pass game that Cousins does play well. That does not equal Cousins being better than RG3!!! Not the same thing.
    He is labeled Turnover Machine initially, until they allowed him to check down EVEN MORE.
    Reputation as a big game, bright lights choker.
    Choked in the HOME playoff game.
    Horrible performances in each of his last three games of the season.
    1-5 in the NFC East
    Most wins in his career is only 9 wins!!
    His check down passing yards are padded against bad to average teams, and he collects what should be rushing stats and turns them into HIS passing stats. Bad Red Zone performance.
    Terrell Pryor-caught for 1000 yards with 5 different QB’s in CLEVELAND, and gets with Cousins, no attempts per game and he has Terrell Pryor labeled a bust! smh. No run game can thrive with this guy as he dials up protections for him and leaves the runners on their own. The run game went away for good the year Cousins took over. Not a problem before him.
    Oh! But he manages to chalk up 4000 yards a game, and somehow he is all this. smh.

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