Devin Funchess shatters Rob Gronkowski’s world record helicopter catch

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Rob Gronkowski didn’t even get to hold the title for three full months.

In late April, Gronk set a world record by catching a football dropped from a helicopter hovering at 600 feet. On Tuesday, Packers receiver Devin Funchess caught a football dropped from a helicopter at 750 feet.

Here’s the video. Funchess made the catch at Mile High Stadium during Global Field Day, a charity initiative and virtual social-media challenge driven by athletes and celebrities to support charities focused on empowering the youth.

So now it’s up to Gronk to push the bar even higher. If he’d known, they could have sent Marine One to 900 feet and done it on the White House lawn earlier today.

11 responses to “Devin Funchess shatters Rob Gronkowski’s world record helicopter catch

  1. Devin Funchess…the WR I hope people sleep on until week 1 against the Saints when he breaks out.

    Then people will be like: “Who is that huge WR that is killin’ it? I didn’t even know Funchess was on the Packers.”

    GoPackGo!✊

  2. If Funchess did it, I’m not so certain it was such a great feat.

  3. Devin Funchess….. the WR that never pans out and every time he goes to a new team their fans somehow think he will all of a sudden become good. That is the true Devin Funchess.

  4. Didn’t watch the video, but I’m imagining they dressed the football up like a giant cheese curd or whatever this dude gorged himself on in Carolina.

  5. Funchess was a TE at Michigan, wonder why they keep trying to make him a WR

  6. This guy has 3 catches since 2019 and we have Pack fans crowing about how great he’s going to be. 😂

  7. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    July 20, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Didn’t watch the video, but I’m imagining they dressed the football up like a giant cheese curd or whatever this dude gorged himself on in Carolina.
    ******
    I have absolutely no idea how much of an impact or even if Devin Funchess makes the final 53 in Green Bay.

    There’s going to be some serious competition with the WR group in training camp.
    If he fails, it won’t be because of the lack of conditioning issues that have plagued him in the past.

    Funchess is in phenomenal shape, the best of his career, and looking for a place on this team.
    Though I suspect that it’s his lack of a special teams role that may ultimately be his undoing.
    It will be an interesting situation to monitor.

  8. Packer receivers are better than our Vikings WRs on game day and on helicopter day. Go figure . . .

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