The 7 best (and 3 worst) Packers signings under Brian Gutekunst

Where has Brian Gutekunst hit home runs in free agency, and which decisions did he get wrong?

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Worst: Devin Funchess

In 2020, the Packers needed to add another wide receiver to help support All-Pro Davante Adams. They turned to Devin Funchess, who had spent the first four seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers, followed by one year with the Indianapolis Colts.

Funchess is 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, so the hope was that he would help strengthen Green Bay's red-zone offense and add some much-needed experience at wide receiver.

However, they would have to wait a year, as Funchess opted out of the 2020 season. He was part of the Packers' plans entering the summer of 2021. The concern was that Funchess had only played one game over the previous two seasons.

Along with opting out in 2020, Funchess was injured in the 2019 season opener for the Colts, and he didn't play again all year.

Funchess didn't make the Packers' 53-man roster, never playing a game for the team in the regular season.

There was hope that he could become a solid complementary receiving option for the Packers. In 2017, he had put up 840 receiving yards and eight touchdowns for the Panthers. In an Aaron Rodgers-led offense, he could potentially reach that level again.

But Funchess didn't play a single game for the Packers.

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