Christian Watson does something no Packers rookie receiver has done in 68 years

NFL: NOV 17 Titans at Packers
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Packers rookie receiver Christian Watson has had quite a week.

From Sunday to Thursday, he scored five touchdowns. After having none at all in the six games he played before that.

Six days ago against the Cowboys, Watson had four catches for 107 yards and three touchdowns. On Thursday against the Titans, Watson caught four passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns.

In so doing, Watson matched the exploits of a Packers legend. With three scores on Sunday and two on Thursday, Watson became the franchise’s first rookie receiver to have multiple touchdown catches in consecutive games since Super Bowl I hero Max McGee. In 1954.

On October 30 of that year, McGee caught three passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-14 win at Philadelphia. On November 7, McGee added two touchdowns, on five catches for 77 yards in a 28-23 loss at Chicago.

Coincidentally, the Packers will head to Philadelphia and then to Chicago, starting next Sunday night. If Green Bay has any real hope of running the table, the team will need Watson to keep doing what he’s been doing.

It would be even better if he’d been doing it sooner. But it took time for him to get fully comfortable in the offense, and to get quarterback Aaron Rodgers fully comfortable with the rookie receiver. Especially since Rodgers decided to make himself scarce during the offseason program.

21 responses to “Christian Watson does something no Packers rookie receiver has done in 68 years

  1. While I’m not convinced that 10 days in June would have fixed what’s causing our issues, you’d think for the money he’s making he would have been there. But regardless of whose throwing the ball, the plays have specific routes to be run and IF it’s true the guys aren’t running them properly, it’s on the receivers coaches as well as AR.

  2. He would’ve done it sooner but after dropping one pass at the start of the season Aaron Rodgers ghosted the kid, wasting the whole season

  3. “But it took time for him to get fully comfortable in the offense, and to get quarterback Aaron Rodgers fully comfortable with the rookie receiver.”

    Listen, I think Rodgers could and should do more in the offseason program, but this is patently false. It took time for Watson to het healthy enough to play. He has missed 6 out of 11 games and couldn’t go for parts of the games he did suit up for.

  4. This still looks flukey to me. Somebody has to catch touchdowns. Why isn’t he producing between the end zones.

  5. We’re very happy to see Watson figuring it all out. But come on, let’s be honest. The Packers are NOT going to “run the table!”

  6. As a long time Packer fan I will say this… Arods harshness, behavior, as well as his legend status, broke Amari Rodgers. I thought it broke this kid too. I’m glad he’s making a turnaround.

  7. Not sure how you can say Rodgers made him scarce in the offseason, he had knee surgery and missed training camp and all 3 preseason games

  8. Rodgers contract should have some clause in it, which says, if you don’t show up in training camp your guaranteed will be reduced to 0.

  9. “On the seventh play of the 18th practice of training camp, Green Bay Packers receiver Christian Watson ran an in-breaking route and caught a pass from Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. It was the first for Watson, who opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list, in a true practice setting.”
    It seems that Watson was NOT PRESENT DURING THE TRAINING CAMP THAT MOST OF YOU FOLKS KEEP BLAMING RODGERS FOR NOT ATTENDING.

  10. Don’t burn him out. Rodgers already let the season slip off his shoulders. Don’t waste this kid. Keep Watson healthy for Love.

  11. It would be even better if he’d been doing it sooner. But it took time for him to get fully comfortable in the offense, and to get quarterback Aaron Rodgers fully comfortable with the rookie receiver.
    Especially since Rodgers decided to make himself scarce during the offseason program.
    __________

    Well, Mike, a lot of this is just circumstance.
    Perhaps, if Christian Watson had not had an unfortunate knee injury during OTAs, that required surgery and rehab that had him missing almost the entirety of training camp, the rook would’ve been further along in his development.

    But please, by all means, keep harping on the 10 underwear practices Rodgers missed, while Christian was just trying to learn the playbook, as the reasons behind the his early season struggles. 🙄

  12. Watson missed most of training camp and the entire preseason after knee surgery, missed multiple regular season games with a pulled hamstring, and was knocked out of the Bills game on his very first play with a concussion.

    Not sure how Rodgers attending 10 days of OTAs–while the rookies are still trying to learn the playbook–helps with any of that.

  13. It is so cute the way the Rodgers apologists rush to his defense.

    Have you noticed that his teammates don’t seem to be doing the same?

  14. in five days christian watson found the end zone more times than justin jefferson has this season. JJ can’t score in the red zone?

  15. packerlies says:
    November 19, 2022 at 10:48 pm
    in five days christian watson found the end zone more times than justin jefferson has this season. JJ can’t score in the red zone?
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    Jefferson has the same number of TD catches this season as Tyreek Hill and DK Metcalf. Do you know what Jefferson, Hill, and Metcalf also have in common? They all play for teams with winning records

  16. karmakwesileon says:
    November 20, 2022

    Do you know what Jefferson, Hill, and Metcalf also have in common? They all play for teams with winning records
    _________

    Well, it’s the first time in Jefferson’s career, so I guess I see what all the hoopla’s about. 🤣

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