Packers: 5 players who can replace Devin Funchess in 2020

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Five receivers who can replace Devin Funchess for the Packers.

This week, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess announced his decision to opt out of the 2020 season as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Funchess is one of many players around the league to opt out of the season. A number of key players for their teams around the league, including Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce, and New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, have opted out.

The Packers will have the option to take on Funchess’ one-year deal in 2021, but in the meantime, they will need to find a replacement. Funchess was the team’s only addition at the wide receiver position this offseason. That includes both free agency and the draft. It was a surprising decision at the time not to draft a WR.

Earlier this week, I wrote about five realistic trade options the Packers could have at wide receiver. But what if they can’t make a trade? They’ll need to find another way to replace Funchess for the 2020 season.

So, here are five wide receivers who could replace Funchess this year, including players currently on the roster who could step up, and also free agents the Packers could sign.