Through the first half of the season, Christian Watson had been a disappointment. Some of this was not his fault as injuries had hampered him throughout the season. In the last two games, Watson has emerged as a star receiver. He caught three touchdowns against the Cowboys and added two more against the Titans. With those touchdown catches, Christian Watson achieved a rare feat.
Christian Watson Achieves Rare Feat
You have to go back to 1954 to find another Packers rookie who has done what Watson has done. He is the second Packers rookie to have multiple receiving touchdowns in consecutive games since Max McGee did it 68 years ago. Finding the end zone, especially as a receiver, is no easy feat. Watson’s speed is helping him get open and he has also shown impressive hands on a couple of the catches. It looks like the Packers have something special in their second-round rookie.
Watson Now Leads All Rookies In Touchdowns
Watson had only played in six games up until week 10 against the Cowboys. He only had 10 receptions for 88 yards and no touchdowns. (He did have a rushing touchdown but no receiving touchdowns). After his last two games, Watson now leads all rookies in receiving touchdowns. Considering how many receivers were taken in the first round, one may expect that one of those receivers would have caught more touchdowns by now. This is not the case as Watson finds himself at the top with many games to go.
This season has been rough. At this point, many fans may look at the positives for the long term. Watson’s play should excite Packers fans for future seasons. Between him and Romeo Doubs, the Packers may have found their answer at wide receiver for the next couple of years. Hopefully, Watson can keep hauling in the touchdowns and improving his play.