3 most underhyped Packers heading into the 2020 season

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2. Devin Funchess

The Packers absolutely should’ve done more to fix their need at the wide receiver position this offseason. Not selecting a receiver with any of their draft picks wasn’t just surprising, but also a potentially huge mistake. But that doesn’t mean Devin Funchess can’t be a very good signing this offseason.

General manager Brian Gutekunst has made some smart, risk-free moves for the Packers this offseason, signing players on cheap deals. There isn’t much risk to this strategy but the upside is huge.

Funchess slipped under the radar as a result of only playing in one game with the Indianapolis Colts last season due to injury. But in the past, he showed he can be a reliable number two wide receiver, exactly what the Packers need.

Funchess has played all 16 regular-season games twice in his career, but only once has he started them all. That was back in 2017 when he put up career-best numbers with 840 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

Maybe he’ll get back to that kind of form in 2020, maybe he won’t. But the Packers didn’t take a big risk by signing him. And he has the talent to make an impact in this offense.

Yes, the Packers should’ve done more at wide receiver. But because of their lack of additions, the narrative is about how they “only signed Funchess”. As a result, he’s being overlooked. But he can make a difference for this offense.