Packers: 5 players who can replace Devin Funchess in 2020

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Josh Gordon

At his best, Josh Gordon was once one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. And he could still make a huge difference this season.

ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported in June that Gordon has applied for reinstatement after being suspended indefinitely last December. If Gordon is reinstated, it won’t be a surprise if multiple teams try to sign him. The Seattle Seahawks will be one of them, according to John Clayton of ESPN 710.

Gordon played in 11 games last season for two teams, the Seahawks and New England Patriots. In total, he caught 27 passes for 426 yards and a touchdown. Back in 2018, Gordon caught 41 passes for 737 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 18 yards per reception, with the Patriots.

The Packers wouldn’t need Gordon to have an All-Pro season as he did in 2013. They need a consistent number two receiver to take the pressure off Davante Adams.

Gordon has shown over the past two seasons that he’s still a talented receiver. And with Funchess not playing this season, Gordon could quickly become an important player for the Packers on offense.

With Adams, Gordon, and Allen Lazard, Green Bay would have an excellent top three at wide receiver entering 2020.