Devin Funchess can’t catch a break.
When he was with the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, Funchess was ready to resurrect his career playing with Andrew Luck. However, Luck shockingly retired prior to the 2019 season.
Funchess appeared in just one game after suffering an injury to his clavicle, and signed a deal with the Green Bay Packers last offseason. He opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned healthy and ready to go for this year.
However, he may not get to play with Aaron Rodgers. Talk about your bad breaks.
It’s early, but if Rodgers doesn’t return to the team, it’s hard to see Green Bay as a legitimate contender. Right now, WynnBET has the Packers as -120 favorites to win the NFC North, and Green Bay has the NFL’s seventh-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1800.
Funchess should be a nice piece for the Packers on the outside, opposite of Davanate Adams. He will likely compete with Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdez-Scantling for the No. 2 receiver job this offseason.
Rodgers has made it clear that he thinks things have changed in Green Bay and that he’d like to be elsewhere next season. He did leave the door open for a potential return in a recent interview, but clearly there would need to be changes to make him happy.
The Packers lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game last season, and their window to contend for a title would slam shut if Rodgers doesn’t play for them in 2021.