The Green Bay Packers‘ 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night showed that one specific player likely won’t return to Green Bay in 2023.

Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins was active for the Packers’ loss to the Eagles, but he didn’t make much of an impact.

In fact, Watkins caught 0 passes on 0 targets.

There’s a good reason for Watkins’ ineffectiveness — he only played four of the Packers’ 49 snaps.

Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, and Randall Cobb saw most of the action at wide receiver.

I’d say the writing is on the wall that Green Bay won’t be re-signing Watkins in the off-season.

For starters, Watson is starting to look like the real deal and he has No. 1 wide receiver upside. Then there’s Romeo Doubs, who should work his way back into a key role once he returns from his ankle injury.

Lazard, Cobb, and Watkins are all free agents after this season. At the most, the Packers will re-sign two of those players. And there’s no way they choose Watkins over Lazard or Cobb (especially Cobb, who is only in Green Bay for a second stint because of Aaron Rodgers).

Watkins was likely hoping to prove himself with the Packers this season with the goal of earning a long-term contract from Green Bay.

Instead, it looks like he’ll be one and done with the Packers.

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