Kyle Fuller should have been selected to the Pro Bowl again this year
I understand that when it comes to cornerbacks, most fans only get excited about interceptions. However, that is not the only job of an NFL cornerback. The four corners to make the Pro Bowl this season are Jalen Ramsey, Jaire Alexander, Marshon Lattimore and James Bradberry. Combined, these four corners only have six interceptions.
All four of these corners are having strong seasons. Ramsey, just like Kyle Fuller, only has one interception on the year. He has been targeted 60 times this season and is only allowing a 51.7 percent completion percentage when balls are thrown in his direction. Quarterbacks only have a 70.1 quarterback rating while throwing at Ramsey too.
Jaire Alexander has been targeted 66 times this season. He also only has one interception. When quarterbacks throw in Alexander’s direction, they are only completing 54.5 percent of their passes and have a 72.8 quarterback rating — very solid. Lattimore’s stats are similar with one interception, a 57.8 percent completion percentage, but he has given up five touchdowns for a 105.1 quarterback rating — not as great.
Finally, James Bradberry leads the way of this group with his three interceptions. However, he’s the only one of the four allowing more than 59 percent of his targets to be completed (60.0%). Kyle Fuller on the other hand has been targeted 78 times. He has only allowed 52.6 percent of his targets to be completed (the best of these five). He only has one interception, but the one true knock on him is his missed tackles. He has a 20.8 percent missed tackle rate this year — not good.
That missed tackle rate aside, Fuller deserves to be in over Lattimore. Honestly, even Jaylon Johnson if still healthy would be in the argument for the Pro Bowl too.