After a week went by since the initial reporting on the subject, the Green Bay Packers’ contract with their newest wide receiver is finally official. On Thursday afternoon, the Packers formally announced the signing of unrestricted free agent Devin Funchess, who will spend his sixth NFL season with the team.
The agreement between the Packers and Funchess was first reported last Tuesday, March 24th, with contract details emerging a few days later. Funchess’ deal is reported to pay him $2.5 million in 2020, with an extra $3.75 million in potential incentives.
The Packers also announced Funchess’ jersey number: 11. Funchess had worn 17 throughout his professional career, first for four years with the Carolina Panthers then for one year with the Indianapolis Colts, and wore 19 and 87 during his college career at Michigan. However, 17 belongs to the Packers’ star wideout, Davante Adams and was unlikely to become available.
As Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com notes, Funchess — a 2015 draft pick — is a particularly young player. He will turn just 26 years old in May, making him just five months older than fellow receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, whom the Packers drafted in 2018.