A short memory is a big deal for a young player in the NFL. One bad play can’t shatter a player’s confidence.

It appears Green Bay Packers rookie Christian Watson has the type of short memory and enduring confidence necessary to get past the play

He missed on his first NFL snap from scrimmage on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

After roasting veteran corner Patrick Peterson with a double move, Watson got a few yards beyond the nearest defender

the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown had he caught Aaron Rodgers’ perfectly-thrown deep ball on the Packers’ first play Sunday.

 The rookie took responsibility for the drop and made it clear he’s confident he’ll get the next one

“I just know it’s a play that I’m going to make 99 times out of 100,” Watson said.

The Packers are banking on it. Watson, standing 6-4 with elite speed, and the Matt LaFleur offense requires a field-stretcher

Rodgers said he lobbied for the deep shot on the first play and complimented Watson for running a “great route” against Peterson

Despite the early drop, Watson still ended up playing the second-most snaps among Packers receivers in the opener.