After dropping sure TD pass, Packers rookie receiver Christian Watson vows ‘that is a play I am going to make 99 times out of 100’

MINNEAPOLIS – Before his career is over, Green Bay Packers rookie receiver Christian Watson will have a chance to catch another long touchdown pass.

He just may never have a better one.

Coach Matt LaFleur said he inserted a deep ball to Watson into the game plan two days ago and planned to use it on the very first play from scrimmage.

It couldn’t have gone to plan any better, except for the fact it went right through Watson’s hands, eliciting a collective sigh of relief among 60,000-plus Vikings fans expecting the worst. He was almost five yards past veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson and with his speed would have cruised into the end zone for a 75-yard score had he caught it.

“I just know that is a play I am going to make 99 times out of 100,” Watson said of his first NFL snap. “I would have been 100 out of 100 if it was not for today. It’s just a play that I know I can make and going forward I am going to make that play every single time.

“I just got to understand that I know what I am capable of and I know what the standard is.”

Watson didn’t play in any preseason games because of arthroscopic knee surgery he had after the offseason conditioning program ended. He began practicing on a very limited basis on Aug. 14 and then a week later started in with team drills.

He’s had plenty of practice time with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and so the expectation was the second-round pick would come through. The Packers hadn’t seen a big dose of the drops that many scouts knocke