There was a time when Christian Watson of the Green Bay Packers was in trade talks to the Indianapolis Colts for Jonathan Taylor before the Colts decided to give Taylor a contract extension to stay with the Colts. Well, should the Packers have made that trade, then?
It is understandable at the time why they didn’t want to do it because the Packers franchise viewed Christian Watson as a valuable piece to their offense and didn’t want to trade him to the Colts. The Green Bay Packers were one of the surprise teams that did check on the availability of Jonathan Taylor.
The more we think about it, the Packers should have made that move. Aaron Jones has not been healthy all season long and AJ Dillon was not playing well at the time they were talking about trading for Taylor. Green Bay also has very good young wide receivers on the current roster, with Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks.
Jonathan Taylor Almost Has More Rushing Yards Than Anyone on the Green Bay Packers This Season, and it would Have Been Good to Move Christian Watson
One of the ways the Packers offense has to be successful is to run the football. Jonathan Taylor missed the first few weeks of the 2023 season, and even with that, he almost has as many rushing yards as anyone on Green Bay does this season. Taylor has rushed for 323 yards on 85 carries and two touchdowns so far this season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
AJ Dillon has 376 rushing yards this season, and Aaron Jones has 231 yards rushing this season. The Green Bay Packers running game has not gone as planned, but having Jonathan Taylor would have been a big help. It would have created better chemistry within the offense.
Christian Watson doesn’t appear to be a good fit with the Packers offense this season, and it appears as if his role will be diminished if his poor play keeps up. He doesn’t seem to be the answer for the number-one receiver on the roster. The Packers should have traded for Taylor and given up Watson when they had the chance.