College: Penn State | 5 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 209 lbs
Birth Date: 2/27/1996
2022 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 244.4
Avg Pts: 14.38
Rank: 10 WR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) starting the 2022 season on the Physically Unable to Perform List and missing the first six games as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament wouldn't be surprising to The Athletic's Greg Auman. 'The optimistic view would be that he's back practicing during preseason and close enough to be on the initial 53-man roster,' Auman writes. 'But the goal is to have him fully healthy when it matters most this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if they took a slower approach and had him on the physically unable to perform list for the first six weeks of the season, leaning on Russell Gage as the No. 2 early in the year.'
Fantasy Spin: Such a scenario would boost Gage to a WR2. However, he'll be a dart-throw flex option upon Godwin's return.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee) has done well in his recovery and rehab from a torn ACL, but the team refuses to say when they expect him back, and The Athletic's Greg Auman wouldn't be surprised if Godwin opened the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. If that happens, Godwin would miss the first six weeks of the season, and Russell Gage would be the clear No 2. pass-catcher behind Mike Evans. Tampa has made a big investment in Godwin long term, so the priority will be to get him back to 100% rather than getting him back quickly. Because of the uncertainty around Godwin's availability to open the season, he's become a risky WR3 in fantasy drafts. Meanwhile, Gage's stock is rising as an upside WR4/flex.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) could be back earlier than expected from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, his teammate and WR Cyril Grayson Jr. said. 'I think Chris is going to surprise people. I think he's going to be back sooner than everybody thinks. I'll say that,' Grayson said. 'I've been seeing him sometimes. I heard he ran 19 miles per hour the other day.'
Fantasy Spin: Godwin's timetable remains up in the air. Some estimates say he could be back by training camp, while others believe he could miss the first month of the season. When he does return, Godwin might not be himself in his first season back from a torn ACL, making him a shaky WR2 with upside.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) is 'better than where he was (in March) but not where he needs to be ... we don't put a timetable on it,' according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Fantasy Spin: Godwin tore his ACL in Week 15 of last season and is a candidate to be placed on the PUP list in training camp, but the odds are very good he'll be ready to play at some point in September - if not Week 1. The Penn State product may need a few weeks to find his old form, but he should return WR2 value if rediscovers it at some point during the second half of the season. Russell Gage could flirt with WR2 value until that happens.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that there remains no timetable for wide receiver Chris Godwin's (knee) return. "Better than where he was but not where he needs to be we don't put a timetable on it," Bowles said. As expected, Godwin isn't available for offseason team activities on Tuesday after tearing his ACL in Week 15 last year. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks in his rehab or at training camp this summer, Godwin is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. When healthy, Godwin is one of quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets and should return to being a WR2, but he could get off to a slow start. If he's not ready for the start of the season, Russell Gage will be a popular fantasy play in Tampa's pass-first offense.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached an agreement on a three-year, $60 million contract extension with franchise-tagged wide receiver Chris Godwin on Wednesday, according to sources. The deal includes $40 million guaranteed at signing. Godwin will not be playing on the franchise tag for the second straight season. The 26-year-old is recovering from a torn ACL and sprained MCL that he suffered in Week 15 last year, and there's a good chance he won't be ready to go for Week 1 of the 2022 season. Godwin had his second 1,000-yard season in 2021 with 98 catches for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games, but his knee injury will keep his price down this fall. He could also have more competition for target with Russell Gage now in town, but it's nice to know that quarterback Tom Brady will be back.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with $40 million guaranteed, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: After initially being tagged for the second year in a row, the Buccaneers and Godwin finally worked out a long-term deal. He could start a little slow as he returns from a torn ACL, but with Tom Brady back in the mix, Godwin will have WR2 upside when he rounds into form.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to let impending free-agent cornerback Carlton Davis hit the open market to gauge his value in free agency. Tampa wasn't prepared to use the franchise tag on Davis at $17.287 million, even if they didn't have to use it on wide receiver Chris Godwin. It's entirely possible that Davis goes elsewhere this offseason after he played in only 10 games in 2021 due to a quadriceps injury. The 25-year-old had 39 tackles (33 solo), one interception, 11 passes defensed and one fumble recovery for the Bucs last season. Although he has just six interceptions in his first four NFL seasons, the former second-round pick in 2018 should attract plenty of attention on the open market.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) received the franchise tag designation Tuesday, March 8. Because he is getting tagged for the second straight offseason, his salary is expected to be roughly $19.1 million.
Fantasy Spin: With Godwin expected to miss the entire offseason and maybe some regular-season games, it shows how much Tampa Bay values his services to offer him a one-year deal pushing $20 million. The two sides will have until July to work out a long-term deal. The two sides reportedly made some progress on that front Tuesday, so it is possible they come to an agreement sometime this summer.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Chris Godwin on Tuesday, according to a source. The Buccaneers were hoping to sign Godwin to a long-term contract extension by the tag deadline on Tuesday, but it didn't come to pass. The franchise tag will give the two sides more time to work on a new deal. The 26-year-old pass-catcher was limited to 14 games last year due to a torn ACL in his knee, but he still managed to post a career-high 98 receptions on 127 targets for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns. Godwin could play on the tag for the second straight season if a long-term deal isn't worked out, which would cost the Bucs $18.419 million. He has posted 1,000-yard seasons in two of the last three years, but unless Tom Brady comes out of retirement, Godwin will be looking at a downgrade at QB.
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not yet placed a franchise tag on wide receiver Chris Godwin. Godwin and the Buccaneers are currently attempting to work out a long-term contract for the star receiver. If the Bucs are unable to land a long-term deal with Godwin prior to Tuesday's 4 PM tag deadline, then the team will opt to use their franchise tag on him. Godwin is in the midst of recovering from a torn ACL this past December. He'll certainly be back in a Buccaneers jersey next year, it's just a question of his contract terms at this point.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin will be franchise tagged if the two sides can't agree on a long-term deal.
Fantasy Spin: Godwin had a 98-1,103-5 season in 14 games before suffering a torn ACL. Tom Brady has retired, for now, so his floor might be lower than it has in a few years. He's a WR2, but he's one you're going to have to be careful with since he has missed at least two games three straight years.
As expected, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially placed their franchise tag on star wide receiver Chris Godwin. The 26-year-old was dominant last year with 98 receptions for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns. He missed the end of the regular season as well as the postseason after tearing his ACL. When he returns to Tampa Bay next year, he'll have a new quarterback throwing him passes. It's unclear who that new quarterback will be at this point and it's also unclear when Godwin will be back on the field, so fantasy managers have a lot to monitor in regards to Godwin this offseason.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin is still a candidate for the franchise tag but there is a chance that he agrees to a long-term deal before the deadline Tuesday, Feb. 8, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players can monitor the situation, but it seems like Godwin will be sidelined for at least one more season. He is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has a chance to be ready for the 2022 season. He can be at least a No. 2 receiver in leagues when healthy.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to use the franchise tag on impending free-agent wide receiver Chris Godwin before Tuesday's deadline, according to a source. Godwin tore his ACL last season, but it looks like he'll receive the franchise tag for the second straight season after posting 98 catches, 1,103 yards and five touchdowns on 127 targets in only 14 regular season games in 2021. Fantasy managers will need to keep a close eye on Godwin's rehab progress this spring and summer, and his 2022 fantasy value will be directly impacted by who the Bucs choose to replace Tom Brady with under center. Most likely, Godwin won't have the extremely high ceiling he had with Brady throwing him the pigskin.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee) are reportedly close to a new deal. According to the Pewter Report, an agreement hasn't been finalized yet, but both sides are "close" to a new contract. He is one of the top available pass catchers in free agency and had surgery to fix the ACL and MCL in his right knee in early January. The 26-year-old set career highs with 98 catches and 127 targets for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns over 14 games in 2021. Godwin's fantasy upside won't be nearly as high if he returns to Tampa with the GOAT quarterback Tom Brady now retired.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin (knee) has 'meant the world to the organization,' general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday, March 1. 'To be quite frank, it'd be hard to imagine moving forward without Chris,' Licht said. 'We'll see what we can do.'
Fantasy Spin: Head coach Bruce Arians had plenty of praise for Godwin, as well, and all signs point to Tampa Bay making a strong push to lock up the receiver. The quarterback situation in Tampa Bay has changed, but as long as Godwin makes a smooth recovery from knee surgery, he should at least be a WR3 in 2022 if he remains a Buccaneer.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers would ideally prefer reaching a long-term deal with impending free-agent wide receiver Chris Godwin rather than using the franchise tag on him. A long-term deal will be complicated due to Godwin's ACL injury, but it would allow them to use the franchise tag on another free agent like cornerback Carlton Davis. Godwin had surgery to fix the ACL and MCL in his right knee in early January, but he will still be one of the top available pass-catchers if he makes it to free agency next month. The 25-year-old put up his second 1,000-yard receiving season in 2021 in just 14 games, catching a career-high 98 passes on 127 targets while scoring five touchdowns. If he returns to Tampa, his fantasy ceiling won't be nearly as high with quarterback Tom Brady now retired.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin is a player the Buccaneers would like to sign to a long-term contract before free agency so they can use the franchise tag on one of their other free agents.
Fantasy Spin: Godwin is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but is still one of the better receivers that will be available this offseason. He will be working with a new quarterback if he remains with the Bucs but can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
The Athletic's Greg Auman thinks the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a good chance of keeping impending free-agent wide receiver Chris Godwin this offseason. Godwin has co-existed well with No. 1 receiver Mike Evans, and both sides have voiced a desire to keep things going, even at a considerable cost. Auman doesn't think Godwin's ACL injury will change the team's long-term optimism of him continuing to play at a high level moving forward. The Athletic suggested a five-year, $90 million deal back in December, with $54 million guaranteed and a $15 million signing bonus to bring his salary cap number in 2022 to $6 million. If Godwin were to leave in free agency, there would be a considerable drop-off behind Evans, and the team's No. 2 might not be on their current roster.