Christian Watson hasn't made the impact the Green Bay Packers hoped he would this season.
Since returning from a hamstring injury in Week 4, Watson has made 14 catches for 236 yards and a touchdown. That's a little over 39 receiving yards per game. Watson hasn't made more than three catches in any game this season.
There have been frustrating drops, and Watson has struggled in contested-catch situations.
Watson has been outplayed by Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks for much of the season. An argument can be made that Watson has been Green Bay's fourth-best receiver. He was supposed to lead the way.
However, Watson's brother doesn't believe it's all on the wide receiver.
Christian Watson's brother blames Packers QB Jordan Love for interceptions
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Jordan Love has thrown five interceptions when targeting Christian Watson this season. Watson has received some of the blame for those picks, but his brother, Tre Watson Sr., isn't having any of it. On social media, Watson Sr. explained why Love was at fault.
It's hard to put too much blame on Watson for the first interception today. Maybe he could've done a better job of getting to the football, but Love's ball placement wasn't great either, and he shouldn't have even thrown the ball to Watson against that coverage.
However, while it's true that it doesn't all fall on Watson, the Packers need more from their 2022 second-round pick. He has struggled on 50/50 balls all year. Watson is 6-foot-4 with incredible athleticism but rarely goes up and makes tough catches.
In the second half of last season, Watson showed how talented he is and the impact he can make on games. But we haven't seen it often enough in his second year. Hopefully, Watson can turn things around like he did in 2022.
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