Steelers Fans Roast Quez Watkins Over Delusional Take

Former Eagles wide receiver has high hopes for himself in Pittsburgh.
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Over the length of his rookie contract, Quez Watkins became an afterthought in the crowded and talented wide receiver rotation of the Philadelphia Eagles. In his second season in Philly, Watkins was a productive, promising receiver, having finished the season with 43 catches, 647 yards, and one touchdown in 17 games.

Since then, however, he fell out of favor, losing his role to A.J. Brown. Watkins finished the 2023 season with 15 catches, 142 yards, and one touchdown before signing a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency.

The former sixth-round pick believes that a bounce-back season is in the cards for himself. However, there is a lack of faith among the Steelers fanbase.

Former Eagle Quez Watkins Wants to Be Steelers' WR2

Watkins spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and highlighted his goal of becoming the No. 2 receiver on the Steelers next season.

"For me, when I saw they traded Diontae [Johnson], it was a great opportunity to potentially be a No. 2 or whatever they want me to do. It's a good opportunity to compete for that spot."

Quez Watkins

It is true that Watkins has a chance to be a starter in Pittsburgh after they revamped the WR room. However, George Pickens and Calvin Austin are still there and they just signed Van Jefferson and drafted Roman Wilson in the third round. As of now, Pickens, Jefferson, and Wilson are projected to be the starters but it's not impossible for Watkins to take one of their spots.

Yet, if you take one quick look at the replies to the tweet above, there is a general lack of faith among Steelers hopefuls that Watkins can do that.

And they may have a point. To be the No. 2 option, Watkins needs to show significant improvement in the preseason. The 25-year-old has consistently underwhelmed over the last few seasons, with his production suffering a dip last year.

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