“You add a guy like Devin Funchess, who I can’t wait to start to work with, because here’s a big, physical receiver that’s extremely talented and a good veteran presence,” LaFleur said.
The Packers stunned a lot of fans when they failed to select a single receiver to help quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Though Green Bay became more of a running team in 2019, Rodgers is still as talented as they come, and he seemed to need more help aside from Davante Adams. However, a bounce-back year from Funchess would certainly go a long way.
Funchess played just one game with the Colts last season. He broke his collarbone and was placed on injured reserve. But as LaFleur said, he has the physical attributes. Funchess stands at 6'4″ and 225 pounds, and he is strong and assertive on jump balls.
At the same time, the 25-year-old has yet to string together consistent seasons or capitalize on his talent. He has been plagued by drops throughout his career, and durability has become a bit of an issue.
Funchess' best year was in 2017 when he pulled in 63 receptions for 840 yards and eight touchdowns. The Packers would love for him to produce all that and then some, mainly because he figures to be the No. 2 wideout behind Adams.