Former Virginia Tech DB Kendall Fuller finds a new home for 2024 in the AFC

One of the top defensive cornerbacks in the free agent market signs with the Dolphins.
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Coming out of Virginia Tech in 2016, Washington selected defensive back Kendall Fuller and he spent the first two years of his career there. He spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Kansas City, before returning to Washington for the last four seasons. Coming off a season in which he had his second-highest total in tackles, the former Hokie hit free agency.

One of the top DBs in the free agent market, Fuller wasn't expected to last long before signing with a new team and Wednesday, he found a new home and he is returning back to the AFC after spending the last four in the NFC.

Kendall Fuller reportedly signs with Miami Dolphins

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Fuller agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and will make $16.5 million a season, which is a steal for the Fins. It's a deserved pay raise after his four-year, $40 million contract with the Commanders expired after last season.

In 15 games for the Commanders, Fuller had 79 tackles, 55 solo, and a pair of interceptions. He picked off Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills in a 37-3 loss at home on Sept. 24, then he intercepted Desmond Ridder of the Atlant Falcons in a 24-16 victory on the road on Oct. 15. It was one of three picks that Ridder threw.

In his career, Fuller has 486 tackles and 16 interceptions and is one of the top shutdown backs in the NFL. Like former teammate and former Virginia Tech player Logan Thomas, Fuller was one of many players that the Commanders chose not to bring back under first-year coach Dan Quinn, but he landed a spot in South Florida and could start next to Jalen Ramsey to give the Dolphins a loaded secondary.