The #Packers are expected to sign WR Devin Funchess, per sources. A big body on the perimeter for Aaron Rodgers.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 24, 2020
It officially ends the big bodied wideout’s tenure with the Colts, who signed a 1-year, $13 million contract with Indianapolis in 2019—but saw his season last just 1 start.
Funchess suffered a season-ending broken collar bone in the Colts regular season opener—finishing with just 3 receptions for 32 receiving yards on the year.
While he tried to return late in the season, his broken collar bone didn’t heal as intended.
The 25 year old wideout figures to be a possession weapon and reliable red zone target for Packers veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
With New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson having signed with the Carolina Panthers earlier on Tuesday, it means that the Colts are running out of impact wide receivers available in free agency.
The Colts already saw their big red zone threat, tight end Eric Ebron depart to the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency.
That, coupled with the 6’4”, 225 pound Funchess signing elsewhere, could mean Indianapolis could be in the market for a big bodied weapon for veteran starting quarterback Philip Rivers in the red zone—who likes throwing to big wide receivers as is (see: Mike Williams).
It also assuredly means that the Colts will be looking to take a top wide receiver prospect with either the #34th or #44th overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
It’s projected to be a very deep wideout draft class for the Colts early on.