So Devin Funchess was one of the players to opt out from the 2020 season. He was signed as a free agent by Green Bay, and had a realistic shot to be the team's No. 2 wide receiver. Now it will be somebody else, with the possibilities not particularly noteworthy.
Davante Adams is the No. 1 -- maybe in the mix with Michael Thomas to be the most-targeted and most productive wideout in the league. Aaron Rodgers tends to lock in on him, and in 2020 he might have little other choice.
Here are all the other wideouts on Green Bay's roster, including the manner in which they broke into the league and their career accomplishments to this point.
|GREEN BAY WIDE RECEIVERS (AFTER ADAMS)|
|Player||Draft Rd||Career catches|
|Equanimeous St. Brown||6th||21|
Valdes-Scantling looked like the best of these options at this time a year ago, the likely starter across from Adams. He pretty much flopped, averaging under 2 catches per game and reaching 50 yards three times -- the last of which came in Week 7.
St. Brown was hurt all of last year. Among the undrafted players, Kumerow has flashed at times, but has caught all of 20 passes in 19 career games and is 28 years old. Seems like it would have happened by now if it were going to. Begelton caught 102 passes in the CFL last year, so maybe there's something there (but probably not).
That leaves Lazard, who looks like a rock-solid option as the No. 2 on the current roster. Including the playoffs, he caught at least 3 balls on nine occasions last year. That's twice as many as Valdes-Scantling; Kumerow has done it twice in his career.
Lazard's numbers overall were fairly modest. Among wide receivers who started at least half the time last year, 66 averaged more yards per game than he did (41). But that's the No. 2 to take a last-round flier on if you're hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.