The Green Bay Packers’ latest signing should help quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the team’s offense in 2020.
Former Michigan star receiver Devin Funchess has reportedly signed with the Packers, according to NFL reporter Tom Pelissero.
The big-bodied pass catcher has been in the NFL for five years, the first four coming with the Carolina Panthers and the fifth with the Indianapolis Colts. The second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft has had a productive five-year career.
Funchess has caught 316 passes for 2,265 yards and 21 touchdowns in 62 total career games. Rodgers and the Packers are certainly hoping that type of production translates over to Green Bay in 2020.
The #Packers are expected to sign WR Devin Funchess, per sources. A big body on the perimeter for Aaron Rodgers.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 24, 2020
The Packers had a successful season in 2019, finishing 13-3 and earning the two-seed in the NFC Playoffs. After taking down Seattle in the Divisional Round, Green Bay struggled to be competitive in a tough loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship.
Rodgers is still performing at high level. But there’s no doubt the Packers QB needs more weapons in the passing game – Green Bay is certainly hoping Funchess can provide the boost the offense currently needs.
Funchess’ numbers are expected to improve next season with Rodgers throwing to the 6-foot-4 wideout.