4 things Packers must address in their bye week 2023

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson
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Build passing game around Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs

It took long enough, but the Packers have realized that Sammy Watkins isn’t the answer at wide receiver. Christian Watson has been unbelievably good the past four weeks, scoring eight touchdowns in that time.

It’s no coincidence that as Watson has reached a new level, the Packers have also improved on offense. After averaging only 17.1 points over their first nine games, Green Bay has averaged 27.25 in the past four.

More good news is that Romeo Doubs could be back from injury after the bye week.

Doubs impressed before getting hurt, catching 31 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. Together, Watson and Doubs can become an excellent wide receiver duo for the Packers.

Green Bay should still be a run-first offense, given the inconsistent play in the passing game. However, when Aaron Rodgers does pass, the system needs to be built around Watson and Doubs.

With Watson’s game-changing speed and athleticism, plus Doubs’ route-running and contested catch ability, they can create all sorts of problems for opposing defenses.

Due to injury, they haven’t played together often this season. That may finally change after the bye week.

Watson and Doubs need to be featured in the Packers’ offense following the bye.