Last offseason, the Green Bay Packers made headlines all over the country, as they usually do. To be specific, the Packers made headlines by not taking a wide receiver in last year’s draft. Instead, they took Jordan Love, quarterback out of Utah State. One of the reasons why the Packers did not feel the need to take a wide receiver was because they had landed free agent wide receiver Devin Funchess. However, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Funchess opted out of the season.
With the Packers needing to shed salaries in order to get under the cap, Funchess did his part, taking a pay cut in order to remain with the Packers in 2021.
A couple of players reworked their deals to stick for 2021:
— #Bills C Mitch Morse cut his salary by nearly $2M to stay in Buffalo, source said.
— #Packers WR Devin Funchess took a roughly $750K paycut to stick in Green Bay after opting out last year, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2021
Funchess was scheduled to make $2.5 million with a base salary of $1.2 million. In other words, in order to stay with the Packers, Funchess is playing for at or just above the vet minimum.
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