Packers give Aaron Rodgers weapon with trade for Christian Watson
The Green Bay Packers get Aaron Rodgers a wide receiver by trading up for Christian Watson.
After doubling down on some Dawgs in round one with Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt, the Green Bay Packers added a Bison to its receiving corps by trading up to get Christian Watson out of North Dakota State at No. 34 in the second round. This has to make Aaron Rodgers ecstatic.
As Packers fans were cheese curd-throwing mad after Green Bay passed on a much-needed wide receiver twice in the first round on Thursday night, they get one of the best players the FCS could ever hope to provide in Watson. With Rodgers appearing on The Pat McAfee Show‘s Draft Spectacular on Thursday night, he seemed to be cool with the team’s moves. Now, we understand.
Rodgers may never get to throw to a first-round wide receiver in Green Bay, but Watson is about as close as he is ever going to get to doing that.
Green Bay Packers get Aaron Rodgers a wide receiver in Christian Watson
Thus far, the Packers have added Walker, Wyatt and now Watson to their championship-caliber roster. Though losing the likes of Davante Adams and Za’Darius Smith in NFL free agency certainly hurts, Green Bay is the overwhelming favorite to win the NFC North again. Even more important, the NFC is nowhere near as strong of a conference entering this upcoming season as is the AFC.
Though it will be next to impossible for Watson to get to Adams’ level as a rookie, the Packers traded up to get him with every intention of him becoming Green Bay’s No. 1 wide receiver before Rodgers eventually hangs up the spikes. While it took an additional day for the Packers to get their guy, Green Bay fans can rest easy entering day three of the NFL Draft after getting a wide receiver.
Look for Rodgers to build a rapport as quickly as possible with Watson coming aboard this spring.