It’s not just Kyle Fuller that the Chicago Bears could lose. Keep in mind that cornerback Prince Amukamara only signed a one-year deal to play in Vic Fangio’s defense. After spending the bulk of his career with the New York Giants, Amukamara has played on back-to-back one-year deals with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 and the Bears in 2017.
Amukamara is a proven commodity at cornerback. The former Blackshirt at Nebraska is a technician on the outside. Though never a superstar in the league, he has been solid every where he has gone. While he will be 29 years old in 2018, we have to believe that Amukamara has about three to four more years of prime ball before he loses his speed on the outside.
No, the Raiders should not give Amukamara more than a two-year contract. We’re not sure how much longer he will be a high-end defensive back in the league. That being said, he is usually part of a great defense. Too bad the offenses on the teams he has played with have been largely garbage.
Overall, Amukamara has proven to be a guy that can pick up a new defense very quickly and excel in it. Oakland won’t be getting a Pro Bowler in signing him, but the Raiders will see its cornerback play improve dramatically by adding a professional defensive back the caliber of Amukamara to the defense. He’s worth overspending on a one to two-year deal.