Funchess Opts Out of 2020 NFL Season Due to COVID Concerns

Devin Funchess, Green Bay Packers
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By , SportsRadio 105.7FM The Fan

The Green Bay Packers' newest wideout, Devin Funchess, has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season citing COVID-19 concerns. In an Instagram post earlier today, Funchess stated:

"FAMILY IS FIRST. Always has been. Always will be. In such unpredictable times, it's been one of the constants on my mind as I've worked through one of the toughest decisons of my life.

My closest family members have expeirenced the life-threatening impact of COVID-19 first hand and for their and my own safety, I've decided to opt out of the upcoming NFL season. This was not a decision I took lightly but it's what is best for my family and myself at this time.

I can't thank the PACKERS organization enough for their understanding and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of one of the most storied franchises in the league. I look forward to getting back to work with them next season."

Funchess signed a one-year $2.5 million deal with a $1.2 million base salary this offseason.