5 Packers players who won't be here by Thanksgiving of 2024

Could these Packers be celebrating Thanksgiving elsewhere next season?

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4. Christian Watson

This one might come as a surprise, but it's more of a bold prediction. For a while now, the Packers have been waiting for one of their young wide receivers to step up and become the leader of that room. Yet, it hasn't quite happened.

In terms of raw talent and size, one would think Christian Watson could be that guy. But, he hasn't. Watson has struggled with injuries at times and has also failed to use his size as an advantage. He should be far more dominant at his position, but Watson remains a wideout that doesn't pose much of a threat. As a rookie, he looked like he had a ton of potential. Now in his second year, he's taken a step back.

Before it's too late, and while his potential could still be high, the Packers should trade Watson. Right now, it looks like Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs could be the future at the position, and the Packers might even be better off going and drafting or signing a true WR1 to put alongside those two guys. As for Watson, maybe a fresh start and a change of scenery would help kickstart him a bit.

There could be a team that believes in Watson enough to merit a third-round pick, and if the Packers could get that, they might as well take the opportunity.