Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson has faced challenges in recent games, with critics questioning his performance and potential sophomore slump. In response to the growing scrutiny, Watson’s father, Tazim Wajed, took to Twitter to express his thoughts and defend his son against negative comments from Packers fans.
Wajed began by addressing the Green Bay Packers fan base and certain reporters, expressing amazement at their reactions. He highlighted the youthfulness of the team, emphasizing that they were not expected to compete at a high level this season. Despite exceeding expectations by remaining competitive in every game, Wajed criticized fans for their negativity.
He drew parallels to past instances where Packers fans were critical, referencing the treatment of Aaron Rodgers when he took over for Brett Favre and the desire to cut Davante Adams in his second season. Wajed urged fans to support the players who are putting in the effort on the field and criticized what he perceived as a lack of appreciation for the team’s efforts.
Using hashtags like #FairweatherFans and #GoPackGo, Wajed emphasized the importance of standing behind the players, despite the team falling short of some preseason expectations.
It’s worth noting that Tazim Wajed, also known as James Timothy Watson Jr., shares a connection to the Packers as the same Tim Watson the team drafted in 1993. While Tim Watson did not play for Green Bay, he had a brief NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Addressing the notion that the Packers were not expected to compete this year, it’s acknowledged that the team’s preseason win total projection was set at 7.5 wins across sportsbooks. With the Packers currently below that mark, the team is deemed to be underperforming relative to initial expectations.
Watson’s brother, Tre Watson, a former NFL, CFL, and XFL linebacker, also joined the conversation on Twitter, engaging with Packers fans amidst the ongoing discussions surrounding Christian Watson’s performance and the team’s overall standing.
Uh oh Garrett Wilson dropped a pass, Jets fans gonna be on Twitter in 2 seconds saying he sucks and that’s why they’re 4-4….. oh wait, that’d be dumb— Tre Watson Sr. (@MDQue_33) November 13, 2023
9s brother is throwing Jordan Love under the bus. That’s cool. pic.twitter.com/z2FNMzmQ1e— RELA 𝕏 (@itzzSKL) November 12, 2023