Devin Funchess has plenty of confidence, despite not playing in two years

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Packers receiver Devin Funchess is back, and he’s ready to go.

Funchess hasn’t played since breaking a collarbone in the first game of the 2019 season. When he lines up to start the 2021 season, it’ll be the first time he has played in two years.

Regardless, he’s not lacking in confidence.

I’ll never doubt myself,” Funchess said this week, via the Associated Press. “The moment you start doubting yourself, you lose. I like to win. I don’t like to lose. So I guarantee I’ll keep a smile on my face and we’re going to be dancing a lot.”

Funchess opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns.

“Family over everything,” Funchess said. “My family was going through some things. I felt it was best for me to be there for my family.”

A second-round pick of the Panthers in 2015, Funchess spent four years in Carolina before signing with the Colts. He had three catches for 32 yards in his only game with Indianapolis before suffering the season-ending injury.

“I’m ready to play,” Funchess said. “I’m 27 years old. There’s nothing to question. I’m about to step into my prime, probably this year, next year, whatever it is.”

Teammate Davante Adams looks forward to having Funchess on the field.

“I feel like I’ve known him longer than what I actually have,” Adams said, via the AP. “He’s a great dude, competitor, got high expectations for himself. He’s a dog, I can tell that. He’s as big as hell. He’ll be able to offer up a lot to us. He’s got the right mindset.”

Funchess had his best year in 2017, with 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns.

Of course, the far bigger question for the Packers isn’t who’ll be catching the passes but who will be throwing them.

19 responses to “Devin Funchess has plenty of confidence, despite not playing in two years

  1. Adams is 6′-1″

    Funchess and MVS are 6′-4″

    Lazard and EQ are 6′-5″

    Amari Rodgers is 5′-9″

    I think I know who’s going in the slot most often.

  2. Devin Funchess is a great guy. Most of you not in Wisconsin have no access to players, but if you just watch his pressers you will get a idea of the great guy he is.

    Devin went through the Andrew Luck leaving Indy thing. Devin has a great perspective on the Aaron Rodgers situation.

    Davante, Funchess, Lazard, MVS, and Amari Rodgers is a very nice top 5 WR’s.

    I expect some fairly big things from Devin this season.

    #GoPackGo!✊

  3. Love is going to handed the keys to a Corvette with this team. Most newbie wunderkinds get stuck playing for bottom-dwellers. That’s not the case with this team. By the tenth game, take it or leave it, he’ll no longer be a rookie.

  4. Wolverines aren’t generally the sharpest tools in the shed. Would someone please inform the national sports media they’ve been a slightly above average team for over a decade now? Thanks!

  5. People forget that the Packers signed Funchess and he chose to opt out. He might have been part of the reason they didn’t feel they needed to draft a WR and took Jordan Love instead.
    That was sound reasoning because Funchess was productive in his 4 years in Carolina. But his opting out hurt them.

  6. Funchess should have converted to TE years ago. He’s too slow to be an NFL WR. The jokers on here claiming he’s productive must be U of M fan. There is a reason Carolina didn’t pick up his 5th year option. Gotta love the jokers saying he’s the reason the Pack didn’t pick up a high end wr in 1st Rd & took Love instead

  7. Funchess should have converted to TE years ago. He’s too slow to be an NFL WR. The jokers on here claiming he’s productive must be U of M fan. There is a reason Carolina didn’t pick up his 5th year option. Gotta love the jokers saying he’s the reason the Pack didn’t pick up a high end wr in 1st Rd & took Love instead. What a joke of a franchise.

  8. The Packers will have a talented group at O-line, receiver and running back. If Jordan Love ends up starting the season, unless he’s Hundley-type awful, I expect this team to surprise anyone who thinks they can’t compete without Rodgers. That being said, I sure hope Aaron is back.

  9. Zero expectations. Wasn’t a great college player. Way overrated as a pro. Hasn’t produced. Great guy. Great person. Great teammate.

  10. There is a certain amount of confidence that comes merely from suiting up for the most successful franchise in NFL history.

  11. taco8226 says:
    June 12, 2021 at 1:04 pm
    The Packers will have a talented group at O-line, receiver and running back. If Jordan Love ends up starting the season, unless he’s Hundley-type awful, I expect this team to surprise anyone who thinks they can’t compete without Rodgers. That being said, I sure hope Aaron is back.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I hope Aaron is back as well. As for that other part, in bold, you can go wash your mouth out with turpentine for even articulating such a thing.

  12. Yet another career below average WR. No wonder Rodgers is staying away

  13. funchess bar is low so to make the team shouldn’t be that hard. he wasn’t all that good at mich. pack fans are so into this guy. they will be let down

  14. I’ll admit i don’t follow college football all that well, but i don’t get the whole ripping on Michigan thing. They produced Tom Brady, that’s good enough for me.

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