Miami Dolphins WR Will Fuller Reveals Why He Signed a One-Year Deal

Published 03/24/2021, 11:28 AM EDT


The Miami Dolphins had a difficult season last year. The franchise had their ups and downs throughout the season, often struggling to string a series of wins together.

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On the final day of the NFL regular season, the franchise missed out on the Playoffs, suffering a loss at the hands of the AFC 2nd-seed, the Buffalo Bills. And it looks like they’re making moves in the off-season, with a new wide receiver in Will Fuller.

The Miami Dolphins signed former Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller to a 1-year, $10.6 million contract last week. For Fuller, he is relishing the opportunity to bounce back this season.

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This is why he signed a 1-year contract with the Dolphins because he wants to prove to the franchise and the rest of the league that he can continue to shine.

“I feel like I wanted to take a one-year just to prove my worth in the league. I’ve had my fair share of injuries, and I’ve been working really hard.

“I just want to prove to the NFL, to the Dolphins for taking a chance on me, that I’m a player that they would love to have long-term. This is probably the best I’ve felt in my career, so I’m excited to play 16 games this season.”

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Fuller is trying to bounce back after a difficult end to the season last year. With the Houston Texans, Fuller was having a fantastic season. He caught 53 passes for about 879 yards. Furthermore, he had 8 touchdowns.

All of these statistics were career highs for him. Playing with Deshaun Watson in Houston was a good experience for Fuller; however, he truly believes that he can do much better.

Fuller will miss his first week with the Miami Dolphins due to a suspension he sustained towards the end of the previous season. The suspension was a major momentum killer for Fuller, as he was taken out of the team just when he was getting into his stride.

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Nonetheless, Fuller appears highly motivated going into the next season, making him a perfect fit for an inspired Miami Dolphins squad.

Can the Miami Dolphins right the wrongs from last season and reach the Playoffs this time around? What’s more, they have more cap space to make additions to their team before the season kicks off. Their chances at making the post-season may just hinge on how they utilize this capital.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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