KEY POINTS

  • Kyle Fuller's arrival in Baltimore improves on an already strong secondary unit
  • Mike Macdonald will play an important role in integrating their pieces
  • The Ravens' odds at making the Super Bowl have certainly improved with Fuller on the team

Baltimore -- The Baltimore Ravens are both improving their chances at a Super Bowl appearance, and their internal development after signing veteran cornerback Kyle Fuller.

Fuller, a Baltimore native himself, has proven to be one of the most interesting signings the Ravens have had this offseason alongside defensive lineman Brent Urban.

Drafted 14th overall by the Chicago Bears in 2014, the shutdown corner had the best year of his career in 2018 when he picked off seven passes and 21 passes defended, both league highs that gave him his first All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections.

Excelling as a zone-scheme defender, Fuller is projected to be on the third string of the Ravens’ cornerbacks as they will be welcoming back injured stars Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey, who are projected to be their first-stringers.

Last season, Fuller played in 16 games, but only started in 10 of them as he simply failed to mesh well with the Denver Broncos defense.

The Ravens have a new defensive coordinator in the form of Mike Macdonald and it will be up to him to find a way to integrate Fuller into the team.

Baltimore fans should have little to worry about as Macdonald was the man responsible for transforming 2022 second overall pick Aidan Hutchinson into the player that he is after spending a season with the University of Michigan.

As it stands, the Ravens' secondary will be featuring Peters, Humphrey, proven safety Marcus Williams and used their 2022 14th overall pick on Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton.

It looks to be a formidable group that Fuller will be joining since the Ravens have always been a team that prides itself on having a hard-hitting defense to make opposing offenses uncomfortable.

Adding Fuller to the team as a depth piece is another great move from general manager Eric DeCosta after losing cornerbacks Tavon Young, Anthony Averett, Chris Westry and Khalil Dorsey to free agency.

With the defense looking to be as formidable as it has been in years, the revamped secondary and Macdonald will have their work cut out for them as they hope to deliver the Ravens a third Super Bowl championship.

Kyle Fuller, Denver Broncos Cornerback Kyle Fuller #23 of the Denver Broncos tips the ball away from Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay #19 of the New York Giants in the Denver Broncos vs New York Giants game at MetLife Stadium on September 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo: Al Pereira/Getty Images