Jaire Alexander trade and 9 other genius Packers moves Brian Gutekunst nailed

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9. Drafting Christian Watson

It may be a little early to call the Christian Watson pick a home run, but it sure looks like it will be. Watson is one of the best athletes the Packers have had at wide receiver in recent memory, and his size and speed make him so tough to defend. Watson scored eight touchdowns in the final eight games last season.

The Packers traded up to get him, and it's looking like a genius move by Gutekunst.

8. Signing Keisean Nixon

Last offseason, the Packers desperately needed special teams help. They turned to Keisean Nixon, who had worked with Rich Bisaccia in Las Vegas. Nixon signed a one-year, $965,000 deal with the Packers.

Nixon added depth at cornerback, but more importantly, he led the NFL in kickoff return yards, being named a first-team All-Pro. The Packers re-signed him to a new deal this offseason.

7. Signing Rasul Douglas off the Cardinals' practice squad

Brian Gutekunst is the master of the in-season signing. Following Jaire Alexander's injury in 2021, the Packers signed Rasul Douglas off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad, a move that didn't grab many headlines.

That all changed only weeks later when Douglas made the game-winning interception against the Cardinals, the team that let him go.

Douglas finished the season with a Packers-best five interceptions and two pick-sixes and earned a new multi-year contract in the offseason.