Brian Flores: Will Fuller is smart, tough, competitive, and talented

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The Dolphins added explosiveness to their offense by drafting receiver Jaylen Waddle at No. 6 overall. But after finishing 15th in scoring and 22nd in yards, the club also addressed its offense in free agency.

Will Fuller signed a one-year, $10 million deal with Miami in March. Known for his speed, Fuller has made a positive impression on head coach Brian Flores.

“He’s smart. He’s tough. He’s competitive. He’s talented,” Flores said, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Team-first guy. I just felt like he’d bring competition and talent to the room.

“He’s got very good speed. Good hands. Good after the catch. Good as a route runner. Smart, and can play multiple positions.”

Fuller has never played all 16 games in a season, mainly due to injuries. But following the trade that sent DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans to the Cardinals, Fuller had his best season in 2020. He caught 53 passes for 879 yards with eight touchdowns for Houston before he was suspended six for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Fuller missed the last five games of 2020 and will be out for Miami’s season opener against the Patriots.

9 responses to “Brian Flores: Will Fuller is smart, tough, competitive, and talented

  1. Good pick-up for Miami. Will add dynamic speed and toughness to the offense and for Tua.

  2. With Parker, Waddle, and Fuller on the team, the Dolphins medical staff will be quite busy this season!

  3. If there was a magic pill that prevented injury, Fuller might be one of the top 3 receivers in the league. However, there is no such pill. If he does stay healthy, he’s a beast.

  4. It’s a good situation for him. Fuller is incredibly talented and fast, but he’s not durable enough to handle being the number 1 guy for an offense. Playing for Miami he can be a solid contributor, and will likely have a few games where he goes over 100 yards. But mostly he can serve to mentor the young WRs that Miami has.

    It’s a good pickup for them.

  5. He’s smart, he’s tough, he’s competitive, he’s talented, he’s injured, it’s Will the hamstring Fuller.

  6. I totally understand the temptation with Fuller. I usually get him late in the Fantasy Football draft because I know if he says healthy, he’ll be a steal, and help me win the championship. I don’t pick him early (anymore) so it’s not too costly when he’s a scratch every Sunday. But he’s often listed as day to day, so there have been times I rolled with him, only to find out after the game started that he was a healthy scratch. I still respect the talent, though. I haven’t seen anyone cover him.

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