The Packers released Devin Funchess with an injury settlement in August 2021. It came two days after they placed him on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury in a joint practice with the Jets.
Funchess was unable to return to the field with a different team in 2021. It was the third straight lost season for the 6-foot-4 receiver who saw his promising time with Indianapolis end due to a broken collarbone in 2019. He signed with Green Bay before opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With most of Green Bay’s top pass catchers out the first week of the 2021 preseason, Funchess became a favorite target for Jordan Love. In his only game Funchess caught six passes for 70 yards.
Funchess, only 27, had great seasons with Carolina. His career-best season of 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns came in 2017. Funchess also played an important role in Carolina’s offensive explosion in 2015, catching 31 passes for 473 yards and five scores as a rookie.
Video clips with Green Bay:
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) August 12, 2021
#Packers WR Devin Funchess makes a diving catch across the middle.
Love 4-for-4 on this drive. Gains of 34, 8, 10 & 15. pic.twitter.com/et3CN0FZEP
— Steve Frederick (@SteveFrederick_) August 15, 2021
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) July 28, 2021
Funchess still misses playing the game:
Miss the game 🧘🏾♂️
— Devin Funchess (@D_FUNCH) March 22, 2022
Based on Green Bay’s current wide receiver situation, and the promise that Devin Funchess showed last pre-season it might be a great value signing. Green Bay shouldn’t be sparing any expense on looking for depth at the wide receiver position, even if they have a wide receiver #1 in mind out there somewhere.