The Green Bay Packers reportedly had interest in signing free-agent wide receiver Demarcus Robinson.
The Packers have been actively searching for upgrades at the wide receiver position this offseason. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, a player they had interest in signing was Demarcus Robinson.
Green Bay instead signed former Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts receiver Devin Funchess. Robinson remains a free agent, but the fact the Packers have brought in Funchess suggests they won’t be signing the former Kansas City Chiefs receiver.
So, the question now is whether the Packers made the correct decision to go with Funchess.
Robinson was a fourth-round pick by the Chiefs back in 2016. He had the best season of his career in 2019, catching 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns.
It initially looked like he could be set for a breakout year following an injury to Tyreek Hill in Week 1. The following week against the Oakland Raiders, Robinson caught six passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 3, he put up another 43 yards with a touchdown.
But Robinson was inconsistent for the remainder of the season, especially once Hill returned to the lineup.
He has provided solid depth for the Chiefs offense and could’ve taken on a similar role with the Packers. It’ll be interesting to see what the Packers’ plans are with Funchess and where he slots in on the depth chart. Can Funchess become the number two or three receiver?
It seems unlikely the Packers will make any more moves at receiver in free agency. It can’t be ruled out, but any signing from this point on would be for depth. What they need is a difference-maker who can start alongside Davante Adams. The best opportunity to find that player will be next month in the draft.
Who would you have preferred Green Bay to sign: Funchess or Robinson?