By Adam Roberts – 3/9/2021
One thing’s for sure: the Packers have a bonafide superstar wide receiver in Davante Adams, I think this has been known for some time. But who will provide a spark on the opposite side of the offense has been a work in progress. While Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown have all shown flashes, a permanent option has been has been hard to come by. Opting against chasing a free-agent superstar or trading for one, GM Brian Gutekunst has seemed content with finding less-expensive options that will be good enough (the Packer way!). One of those options was former-Carolina Panther Devin Funchess.
Today, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Funchess will be taking a roughly 750,000 dollar pay cut to stay in Green Bay. This after Funchess had opted out of the 2020 season out of COVID concerns after signing a one-year, 2.5 million dollar deal. Funchess hasn’t played in a game since September 18th of 2019, his lone season with the Indianapolis Colts.
It seems Funchess is on a short leash, with this pay cut keeping him with the team but allowing the Packers to move on if they feel he has not earned a spot on the roster.