Ask around. Anyone who knows their football will tell you that finding a star cornerback in this league is certainly no easy ordeal.
The Chicago Bears, however, seem to have struck a bit of gold with their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
With the 14th overall selection, the Bears took cornerback Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech, and since then, Fuller has done a lot to validate that selection.
The Bears have found themselves something good, and appear to be going the route of allowing the young CB to find out exactly what his value is by placing the transition tag on him.
A fascinating move by the #Bears to transition tag CB Kyle Fuller at $12.97M. This gives them past the July 15 franchise tag deadline to do a long-team deal, which they want to do. Last year, they didn't pick up his 5th-year option thanks to injury. When healthy, he was a star.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2018
Placing the transition tag on Fuller allows other teams to make Fuller offers which the Bears can then match.
It seems Chicago will be indirectly eliciting the aid of the other teams in the league to help determine how much cash they should throw at their up-and-coming star defender.