The Chicago Bears have officially matched the Green Bay Packers’ offer sheet for cornerback Kyle Fuller and signed him to a four-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Fuller’s new deal has a total value of $56 million and includes $29 million in guaranteed money.
The Bears placed the transition tag on Fuller on March 6, guaranteeing the cornerback $12.971 million for 2018 and the Packers signed him to an offer sheet three days later.
While the Bears had five days to match Green Bay’s offer, it only took about five hour for them to counter.
“We could not be happier to have Kyle under contract for four more years,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. “We feel he is an ascending player on our top 10 defense and we look forward to him having many more productive seasons here in Chicago.”
Fuller, the Bears’ 2014 first-round draft pick, looked all but done in Chicago before the start of the regular season after he missed the entire 2016 campaign due to a routine knee scope. But he bounced back with 22 passes defensed and two interceptions last season.
Chicago also brought back starting cornerback Prince Amukamara in free agency. Amukamara’s new deal is for three years, $27 million with $18 million fully guaranteed.