Packers: 5 players who can replace Devin Funchess in 2020

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Demaryius Thomas

In need of a wide receiver who can contribute right away, one option for the Packers could be free agent Demaryius Thomas. Thomas might not be the same player he was when he put up 1,000-plus yards receiving five seasons in a row, but he can still contribute as a number two or three option in just about any offense.

Outside of Davante Adams, the Packers’ wide receiver corps is relatively inexperienced. That’s one reason why signing Funchess made sense. Thomas, too, would add a lot of experience to this offense. A receiver who can be in the right place at the right time and be a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers.

Thomas might’ve only put up 433 yards and a touchdown with the New York Jets last season, but he wasn’t helped by playing in a Jets offense that ranked dead last in the NFL. He was also traded to the Jets after spending training camp with the New England Patriots. He could get a full training camp with the Packers.

As the Packers’ number two or three receiver, the five-time Pro Bowler would be a good addition. Thomas would add experience to the wide receiver room, while also giving Rodgers another reliable target in the passing game this season.