Christian Watson was very impressive making his 2023 debut on Thursday night against Detroit, although, his side lost the match.
Green Bay could not avoid a 34-20 defeat at the hands of the Lions.
Green Bay was without Watson for the first three games of the 2023 campaign due to a hamstring injury he suffered in preparation for Week 1 against Chicago.
“It felt good,” Watson said. “I was definitely really excited to get out there and play. Obviously, less excited with the results.
“Every single touchdown is sweet. I’m definitely happy about that but it doesn’t really mean much if we lose.”
He contributed to the highlights of the match and he hopes to build on this performance when Green Bay travels to play the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 9.
“At the end of the day, I know they were trying to do what is best for me,” Watson said. “I was trying to push myself probably a little bit more than I should have been. So, I’m definitely glad they have my back in the training room.”
The Packers’ second-year receiver hauled in a 1-yard touchdown pass at the start of the third quarter to ginger Green Bay’s offense after a slow start.
“It felt good to have him out there,” receiver Romeo Doubs said. “I know what he can do, and I know he’s explosive in his skill set.”