Tribal Edict: Godwin The Best

January 20th, 2020

Jogging into a payday.

So let it be written. So let it be done.

The tribe has spoken. So let it be known: Chris Godwin is the best receiver in the NFL.

Typing for BSPN, the PFF tribe has printed out its spreadsheets and monitored the stats compiled by their well-trained orangutans. They have determined who the best receiver is in the NFL.

And that guy plays for the Bucs, so they claim.

…Despite missing the final two games with an injury, Godwin still finished second in total yards after catch and third in yards after the catch per reception among qualified receivers, as he was the only receiver with over 100 targets to also average 6.5 YAC/reception. Separating him further from the rest of the league’s receivers, Godwin’s safe hands saw him drop just one of the 87 catchable passes thrown his way, and his drop rate of 1.1% stood as the second-best mark among 69 receivers who saw at least 35 targeted passes.

So yesterday like all red-blooded Americans did, Joe watched the AFC title game and saw former Bucs and current Titans receiver Adam Humphries do what Humphries does: Make clutch catch after clutch catch.

Joe remembered how Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht proclaimed on the day Bucco Bruce Arians was introduced as Bucs coach that Licht was going to do everything in his power to keep the then-free agent Humphries. Of course, that didn’t happen as Tennessee won a bidding war with Bill Belicheat.

Joe was bummed about that but Joe later learned Arians coveted speed at the slot receiver position, which is why he preferred Godwin over Humphries.

While Humphries proved to be a fine pickup by the Titans, Arians sure knew what he was doing in moving Godwin to the slot. There is no way anyone can argue with the decision or Godwin’s results.

Of all the moves the Bucs made last offseason, the best is Godwin over Humphries. There’s no doubt about it.

A year from now, Godwin is scheduled to be a free agent. Joe can hear the cash register ringing in Godwin’s head.

17 Responses to “Tribal Edict: Godwin The Best”

  1. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Imagine if we had a QB like we have seen in the Play Offs throwing to our eligible pass catchers !…I really really hope the G’Boyz are making that comparison over the past 2 weekends of GREAT football

  2. Brandon Says:

    I liked Humphrey and wish him well but BA doesn’t need a Wes Welker type in the slot. He needs a complete package there, a guy that can run and block. Someone that also isn’t a slot WR only type like Humphries. Godwin was a steal in round 3.

  3. Bob in Valrico Says:

    You could probably have a whole thread on what famous receiver he reminds you of. For me its a cross Antuan Boldin and Heinz Ward. Tough as nails and a willing- ness to do the dirty work in the blocking department.
    Maybe he could OJ under his wing next year. He could use some help in both the blocking and hands department.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We will have to give Licht credit for this one……and Humphries…..

  5. Jonny Says:

    Humphries is expensive for the Titans currently, particular because of the time he missed. Hump was definitely missed by Jameis because of his clutch catching ability and knack for being open on money downs. I would love it if he somehow found his way back to Tampa. There was a great reason why Pats were interested in him as well. Godwin and Evans are the type of wideouts that make someone like Hump undefendable. D-line and weapons on offense. That is a great pull for any competent QB in the free agency.

  6. ben Says:

    Licht is a failure when Mr. Lynch turned his team around in 3 yrs while buc fans are still waiting year after year. How long have fans said …next year .

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Not jogging into a payday if we give Jameis 30 mil, and keep most of the D in place…or sign Perriman.

  8. mark2001 Says:

    ben and co…. listen closely…very closely..

    Licht is no longer calling the shots…he is doing the legwork. But Arians and Bowles are really making the personnel decision. Now…when Arians/Bowles leave, send Jason out the door with him. But just think how many good players we failed to develop, incorrectly evaluated, cut or let walk the last decade.

    It is a new your breath. Jameis may leave…but as long as Arians is here, so will be Licht.

  9. Toddsbucs1 Says:

    Goodwin is the best receiver in the league cause he’s the total package and we need to pay him as soon as possible. He deserves it and I know Mike and Winston and Jones want him cause he makes all 3 better in what they do. Sign the man. Go Bucs.🏈

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Lol. The Blind leading the blind

    Like Kobe has stated numerous times

    Clueless lazy toxic journalism is the leading cause of climate change


    THIS WAS WHY AND #1 REASON of JW3 30ints

    Humphries is a 3rd down converter on 3rd and short

    Humphries is the hot receiver when they blitz and protection brakes down




    Godwin can run design slants and shallow crosses in the slot position but look at his avg yard per catch. Godwin plays outside and vertical


    Kobe Greta Thunberg Faker

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Hump had a couple critical catches yesterday then couldn’t come up with a 2nd down catch on the final drive. He was immediately replaced on 3rd and 4th down. Not much trust for a FA making 9 million per year.

  12. Justafan Says:

    Michael Thomas is the best receiver in the NFL. Godwin doesn’t run routes as good as Thomas.
    When I’m playing with the mock drafts, I know I shouldn’t, but I just cant stop selecting Henry Ruggs. I think his speed would just really push us into KC offense territory, but I know it’s irresponsible. But if I could sign Suh and JPP to 2 year deals before the draft, I would probably do it.

  13. Beeej Says:

    I play the Bucs on Madden 2020 franchise mode…. Godwin is s human vacuum cleaner as WR2. Evans, otoh, drops EVERYTHING, even tho he’s a 91. Trying to trade him, no takers thus far. (Fyi, OJ Howard tips balls in the air THERE too)

  14. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Again I go to the old Steeler SB teams…who was better…Stallworth or Swann?

    That’s the same great debate we as Buc fans now have the luxury to enjoy.

    Evans or Godwin…I can’t make a decision but it’s wonderful to be undecided.

    Given that there is only ONE football to distribute I suspect Perriman is now a luxury we can no longer afford.

  15. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @alter you mean like jimmy g throwing 8 passes? My goodness youre dumb, and i love that jameis lives in your head rent free.

  16. adam from ny Says:

    i think you can develop watson into a sometimes underneath guy if necessary…

    gotta try to not lose perriman tho…

    and scotty miller, if developed more, can be a huge threat all over the field…

    if we plan to sling the ball arians style, we have our receivers, now just lock them all in somehow

  17. Bucs Guy Says:

    Need another receiver after Perriman leaves for a payday as a #2 receiver elsewhere. Luckily this draft is loaded at receiver. I’m sure we can get a good WR on day 3.