“Slots Don’t Get Paid As Much. It’s As Simple As That”

August 5th, 2019

Adam Humphries touches on his former Bucs brethren.

Former Bucs fan favorite — and Jameis Winston favorite — Adam Humphries has settled in super smoothly as a Tennessee Titans receiver and he talked about it recently on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Joe dialed up Humphries in hopes he’d talk a little Bucs. He didn’t go there much, but he did talk about his embrace of the slot receiver position, which a lot of receivers don’t want a part of.

Joe brings that up because of how Chris Godwin didn’t exactly lovingly embrace Bucco Bruce Arians wanting him to play a lot of slot this season. Godwin will do it; he’s a true team guy, but Humphries explained why so many receivers don’t want that slot label.

“Slots don’t get paid as much. It’s as simple as that,” Humphries said.

That may sound weird coming from a slot guy who will make $20 million over the next two seasons on a new contract, but it is reality. Top No. 2 receivers make that kind of cash and, of course, No. 1 receivers make a ton more.

Ironically, Humphries went out of his way to praise Godwin as a rising talent and someone Humphries himself learned from during his years in Tampa.

From a money perspective, it’ll be interesting to see what Godwin does in 2019, his third season. If Breshad Perriman can be a deep threat, Godwin will be playing a ton inside.

If Godwin has any kind of strong season, the Bucs should offer to extend his contract early and hope he’ll bite on the guaranteed money rather than to play out his rookie deal in 2020. That might be the only way they’ll be able to afford him, Mike Evans and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. Of course, if the Bucs move on from Jameis, they could gift their rookie QB with a loaded receiving corps.

Humphries added that he’ll play a very similar role in Tennessee to what he did in Tampa, and he headed to Oregon this offseason for extended bonding with Marcus Mariota and to work out with him. He’s also, at 26, the old man in the Titans receivers room.

11 Responses to ““Slots Don’t Get Paid As Much. It’s As Simple As That””

  1. Crockett69 Says:

    Best of luck to him. A rare find. Next man up. Let’s find another diamond in the rough and then……………..next man up. Good Luck in the AFC Adam!

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Tennessee is paying Humphries more than the Patriots are paying Edelman- LOL

  3. Buccaroo Says:

    Let’s see if Mariota’s numbers get better? Hump certainly helped JW.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t worry, we can get Hump back next year when the Titans cut him after he puts up 450 yards and 2 TDs after Mariota is missing him on every other play even though he’s only 6 feet away.

    But there’s a huge difference between Hump and Godwin. Hump was very good at what he did when he way down the depth chart. We saw him as the #2 WR in the Bucs offense at the end of the ’16(or was it ’15) season and he was awful and couldn’t get open at all. But put him on the field with Evans, D-Jax, Godwin, OJ and Brate, then he’s getting covered by #4 corners, backup safeties and LBs, not top 2 corners, and he did great. Godwin however has already proven he’s a legit #2 WR, inside or out. The only thing, thankfully, we don’t know about Godwin so far is how he’d be as a #1, and so long as Evans is here with him, we won’t have to worry about it.

  5. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Godwin can take a 3 yard slant to 50 yard Yac TD

    Hump cant

    Godwin will be able to get 13 plus in the open market

    Godwin is a #1 WR in other teams

    We need to trade MEME and his $19 mill contract to keep Godwin and OJ in the next 2 years”

    GM Kobe

  6. FairMinded Says:

    He’s the perfect fit for Mariota and that style of offense. As for the Bucs I hope Godwin gets a chance to shine as he seems like the real deal, but if Perriman is faster and bigger he will get more opportunities as the No 2 if he can show consistency. Godwin has definitely shown consistency and that he can produce

  7. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    “America’s Quarterback” is the definition of fake news.

  8. rhenry Says:

    Regrettably, I agree with you Kobe. You trade great players a year or two after their prime before the wheels fall off for maximum value, especially when you have a younger player ready to step in, Similar to the patriot way. Use the draft capital to upgrade talent across the board. McCoy was a good example of how not to run a team. He should have been traded 3 or 4 years ago when he still had value.

  9. ChanEpic Says:

    ME needs to retire a Buc. I don’t care what it takes.

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Don’t worry, we can get Hump back next year when the Titans cut him after he puts up 450 yards and 2 TDs after Mariota is missing him on every other play even though he’s only 6 feet away.

    Are you really this ignorant or are you trolling? I don’t think much of Mariota as a starting QB but:

    1. He’s far more accurate than Jay-Miss.
    2. His red zone efficiency and success has been incredible throughout his career.

  11. Isaac haggins Says:

    Godwin is not a one anywhere !!! Also making contested catches doest make up for dropping easy ones and Godwin doesn’t have near the separation of Hump !!! Hump also had tremendous small area wiggle and never ever got lit up one on one always shook the first guy for 4 or 5 positive yards, always !!! Godwin had better go to footwork school , route school , catch on the run school and get upfield school and quit reading what you dreamers say. He is great at catching contested balls and that is his only real strength . Release avg, footwork maybe avg, field speed below avg, easy catches slightly below avg, route running mayyyybe avg. , length above avg , Yac , way less than Hump , attitude above avg !!! Hybrid # 2 that can be best used in match ups !!! Quit dreaming people !!!