Packers list Christian Watson as starter on depth chart

Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Christian Watson has been unbelievably good over the past couple of weeks, catching five touchdowns in the past two games.

Watson has a ton of confidence, and it also appears he has gained the trust of the coaching staff.

The Packers have updated their depth chart for Week 12, and Watson is listed as a starter.

The other two starters at wide receiver are Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb.

That means veteran Sammy Watkins is no longer listed as a starter. He is now part of the second team along with rookies Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure.

So, what does this mean?

Not a whole lot. The Packers will need all of their wide receivers to contribute in the final six games. However, it does possibly show they have confidence in Watson.

In the past two weeks, Watson has made eight receptions for 155 yards and five touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers keeps looking Watson’s way, and he is delivering.

The same hasn’t been true for Sammy Watkins, who has struggled for much of the year.

Since catching three passes for 93 yards in Week 3, Watkins has made just seven receptions for 95 yards in the next five games combined.

In last week’s loss to the Tennessee Titans, Watkins was targeted two times but had zero catches.

The former first-round pick hasn’t made the impact the Packers hoped he would when they signed him this past spring. He is yet to find the end zone this season.

With Watson now listed as a starter on the Packers’ depth chart, perhaps it’s a sign he will earn more snaps in the final six games of the season.

Green Bay should give Watson, Romeo Doubs (when healthy), and Samori Toure more opportunities in the coming games. They could all be key parts of the offense in the coming seasons.