The Inexperienced Bay Packers are down one other menace after Devin Funchess opted out.
The Inexperienced Bay Packers have been chastised this offseason once they opted to skip the huge receiver place on this 12 months’s NFL Draft. Now, the group can’t all the time spend draft capital at that place, however there are two components why this season they in all probability ought to have. One, their quarterback Aaron Rodgers was reportedly asking for extra weapons, and two, this was one of many deepest huge receiver drafts we’ve seen in a very long time.
The Packers spent zero draft picks on huge receivers, and as an alternative took an opportunity on former Michigan Wolverines star Devin Funchess. On Tuesday, Funchess opted out of the NFL season because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
That is one thing the Packers seemingly didn’t see coming again in April, however Inexperienced Bay ought to have found out depth could be as essential this season as ever. Not solely did they skip receiver solely within the draft, however they as an alternative drafted Rodgers substitute in Jordan Love within the first spherical.
Aaron Rodgers is down one other weapon in Devin Funchess
Funchess was by no means going to be the group’s high huge receiver, as they nonetheless have Davante Adams holding down that function, however he supplied essential depth that’s simply not there anymore. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard are going to want to step as much as fill the absence of different receivers. They each confirmed flashes final season, however they completed the 12 months with 500 yards every.
If any of these three gamers get damage, choose out, or get sick, then issues get extraordinarily bleak in Inexperienced Bay. Jake Kumerow would in all probability be the subsequent man up. He has 200 yards in his profession to this point. Equanimeous St. Brown is an alternative choice, however he solely has simply over 300 profession yards.
The Packers put an excessive amount of religion in Funchess to provide them the depth they wanted. Even taking a few of the back-of-the-draft expertise would put them in a a lot better place. Now, they’ll depend on Rodgers perhaps greater than ever in a season the place they confirmed he’s not lengthy for this franchise.