Godwin’s Magical 2019

January 25th, 2020

From part-timer to elite.

Joe doesn’t know of one fan that before the season didn’t like Bucs receiver Chris Godwin.

(Well, maybe not commenter “TMaxon.”)

But who among us thought Godwin would tear up the league like he did in his first season as a starting receiver in the NFL?

How much of a crazy good season did Godwin have? Joe looked at the recently released Bucs 2019 Season Review to find out.

• 1,333 receiving yards, the fourth-most in a Bucs single season.

• 86 receptions, tied for the third-most in a single season in team history.

• Nine receiving touchdowns, tied for the fifth-most in a Tampa Bay season.

• 12 receptions at Los Angeles Rams (9/29), tied for the third-most in a single game in team history.

Now about this time last year the Bucs were busy introducing Bucco Bruce Arians as the team’s new coach. At that time, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht mentioned he would do everything in his power to retain the services of free agent wide receiver Adam Humphries.

But word from within the walls of One Buc Palace was that Arians didn’t want Humphries as a slot receiver. Arians wanted speed there and thought Godwin would be a much better choice.

After the year Godwin had, a tip of the hat to Arians. He sure knew what he was doing.

And a year from now (or sooner), barring a horrible injury, Godwin will be raking in millions, in part thanks to Arians’ foresight.

17 Responses to “Godwin’s Magical 2019”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Jameis can thank Chris Godwin for his over 5,000 passing yards season IMO. Of the 1,333 yards that Chris had, his Yards Before Catch (YBC) was 756 yards, but his Yards After Catch (YAC) was an incredible 577 yards … 2nd most for a WR behind Michael Thomas. That’s awesome.

    What’s also awesome is the number of offensive snaps that Chris played. Prior to the Detroit game in which he got hurt, he’d been on the field for roughly 95% of the Bucs offensive snaps. On the season in his 14 games, he was targeted 121 times out of his 937 offensive snaps … I’d guess that there was a LOT of blocking in there besides just route running. He’s another BEAST that the Bucs NEED to find a way to keep on our roster when it comes time to re-sign him.

  2. Jean Lafitte Says:

    …and at least in Humphries defense, he did get his chance to be in the playoffs with one game removed at being in the SB.

    Good for him, but it’s Godwin all day if I had to choose again.

  3. Allbuccedup Says:

    Godwin and Evans together can make an average QB look great.

  4. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ We will probably have to find that out pretty soon.

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:

    But who among us thought Godwin would tear up the league like he did in his first season as a starting receiver in the NFL?

    Um….. I did.
    I’ll also stick by my proclamation the Godwin is our best WR.

    I know….. blasphemy.

  6. Jean Lafitte Says:

    With the 2017 draft consisting of #1 OJ Howard, #2 Justin Evans, #3Chris Godwin, and #4 Kendall Beckwith. Godwin was by far the best pick for value.

  7. Cometowin2 Says:

    I knew he would tear up the league.

    Cometowin2 Says:
    September 14th, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Been impressed with Chris Godwin from his rookie season. We have 2 #1 receivers. Both Chris and Mike Evans will get their 1000 plus yards. Both can make the HOF with a little luck, long career and a good quarterback. I hope that is Jameis but I’m nervous about giving him all that money unless plays like Thursday pretty much every week. Get him a QB coach that can calm him down. Seems to get nervous or too hyped up. Has a lot of his disastrous games in games that are important to him like nationally televised games, season and home openers.

    Also what’s with the squinting? Can he see long distances? May be the reason his accuracy on his long ball is bad. Used to see this all the time in college.

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    I am all about winning and the love… Joe you know that… just win and keep the feel good stories to a minimum….

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Who doesn’t love Godwin? He’s a lunch pail kind of guy isn’t afraid to get his nose dirty…he actually blocks downfield!

    Again…Bucs..I do not buy a lot of gear…but change those hideous uni’s so I can buy a #12

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    the glazers on field product for nearly two decades not only justifies my negativity I should be receiving compensation in the form of Jameson, Bud Light and NL#7 from glazers for having to stomach their attempt at building a competitive organization. I was a nice guy until the glazers gave up on bucs and tampa. The government is considering labeling being a BucFan a disease so we can use insurance to medicate.

  11. Cometowin2 Says:

    I’ll buy a new 12 jersey. Tried to buy a color rush for Godwin about a month ago and not available!!! Kill the hideous jerseys!!!

  12. SB Says:

    I picked him in all three of my fantasy leagues. Dude turned out to be the 2nd best WR in Fantasy. One league I had him And Thomas. Hard to beat someone with the two best WRs in the game

  13. Hank Rearden Says:

    Joe….you fed the troll. It only encourages it.

  14. Buczilla Says:

    Imho second best player on the team behind Evans.

  15. Siege The Bay Says:

    its funny how ppl claim that godwin and mike make jameis look better. As if they are the ones throwing him the ball. They run routes and catch, that’s their job! You gotta give jameis credit for making all his receivers better. When Mike and Chris went down, he made Perriman a star, and even Scotty Miller looked good. The common denominator is Jameis.

  16. teacherman777 Says:

    Pre-season. Rookie year.

    Teacherman compared Chris Godwin to Jerry Rice.

    Check the archives.

  17. Brandon Says:


    He’s not much like Rice at all. Your comparison isn’t close but yet you’re on here trying to get credit for comparing a swan to a wolverine. Rice was speed, precision, and grace. Godwin is toughness, power, and will. Other than their hands, there’s no comparison.