The Green Bay Packers' receivers room aside from Davante Adams remains a complete wild card, as young players like Allen Lazard, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have all had their ups and downs. If there's one player who might surprise a lot of people around Green Bay and finally give the Packers a reliable WR2, it's former Carolina Panthers wideout Devin Funchess.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers took the time to heap praise on the former Michigan star, calling him a "hungry" veteran that could contribute in 2020.
“Adding Devin, who is a veteran guy who has made plays in the league for a number of years. And he’s hungry coming in,” Rodgers said during a conference call with reporters.
Funchess only had three catches last year with the Indianapolis Colts after a broken collarbone in Week 1 ended his season. Funchess' unique blend of size (6-4, 230 pounds) and 4.6 speed make him a threat to go over the middle and pick up tough yards. After dealing with a young, inexperienced bunch over the last few years, Rodgers has to like a grizzled, motivated veteran like Funchess being thrown into the mix.
Funchess was a rookie during Cam Newton's MVP season, and his struggles with the transition from secondary to primary receiving option in Carolina torpedoed his value as a free agent. With Adams on the other side and Rodgers at quarterback, the pieces for a Funchess breakout season are finally in place.