Sammy Watkins has a big game coming up this week
The Green Bay Packers have a big game coming up this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. At 4-7, the Packers must beat the Eagles on Sunday Night Football to keep their playoff chances alive. The Packers might have to do that without wide receiver Randall Cobb. He and kicker Mason Crosby are battling an illness this week. Sammy Watkins might have to step up with Cobb’s illness.
Watkins was in the news earlier this week. It was reported that he had lost his starting spot on the Packers’ unofficial depth chart. Watkins needs to fight this week against the Eagles to move his way up the depth chart. On Friday, Packers’ offensive coordination Adam Stenavich voiced words of encouragement for the veteran wide receiver.
According to Zach Jacobson with CBS Sports, Stenavich said Watkins helps the Packers’ offense:
“Having him out there at 100 percent is a big boost for our offense.”
Adam Stenavich on Sammy Watkins: “Having him out there at 100 percent is a big boost for our offense.”— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) November 25, 2022
Watkins provided a big boost against the Chicago Bears in Week 2. The former first-round pick had three receptions for 93 yards. Watkins has made some excellent catches for the Packers this season, but none have been for touchdowns. The Packers need him to be more of an impact on the team going forward. Watkins, who needed to use this season as a way to revamp his career, must use these next few games for positive game film so he can continue to earn paychecks in the NFL.