Green Bay Packers 2020 roster preview: Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Devin Funchess (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Will Devin Funchess get back to his best in the Packers offense?

Wide receiver was a focus among fans for the Green Bay Packers this offseason.

The Packers agreed that they needed some help at the position but didn’t make multiple moves like many expected. They did sign Devin Funchess in free agency.

Can Funchess become the number two receiver this offense needs?

2019 stats

Funchess only played in one game for the Indianapolis Colts last season, catching three passes for 32 yards.

2019 review

Injury cost Funchess almost the entire season with the Colts and he became a free agent again in 2020. The Packers will be hoping he can stay healthy and get back to his best this season.

Odds of making roster: 95 percent

While there’s a possibility Funchess won’t make the roster if he’s outplayed by other receivers on the roster, I don’t think that’s likely. Funchess is talented enough to make an impact this season, it’ll just be a matter of getting reps with Aaron Rodgers over the summer. The Packers signed Funchess for a reason. They are confident he can help this offense improve.

What to expect in 2020?

The last time Funchess completed a full 16-game regular season he put up the numbers the Packers would love from their number two wide receiver. With the Carolina Panthers, Funchess caught 63 passes for 840 yards and eight touchdowns. If the Packers get similar production from Funchess this season, they’ll be delighted.

There will be competition for snaps at receiver but Funchess has a great opportunity to land a starting job alongside Davante Adams. His biggest competition will likely come from Allen Lazard.

Funchess is 6-foot-4 and gives Rodgers another big target. He could take many of the snaps Jimmy Graham had last season.

Funchess was a low-risk signing. If he stays healthy and can get back to his best, he’ll be a great complement to Adams and Lazard in Matt LaFleur’s offense.