Chris Godwin Top-20

February 8th, 2020

Tribal rankings.

This would be the case of the surreal recognizing real.

One of the high priests of the PFF tribe decided to hash out a Top-101 NFL players list for the just completed season. And a few Bucs players made the list.

The highest ranked Tampa Bay player happens to be wide receiver Chris Godwin.


This season, Chris Godwin emerged as one of the best receivers in all of football, and he was a human highlight reel in Tampa Bay where Jameis Winston was intent on airing the ball out and only vaguely concerned with whether the ball went close to its intended receiver. Godwin caught 75.4% of his targets (while Jameis completed just 60.7% of all his passes) and had just one drop all season despite making several circus catches.

This is very strange to Joe. Godwin blew up like few if any believed he could. Yet who was throwing him passes? It couldn’t be the same one so many fans to believe to be the worst excuse for an NFL quarterback since Stewart McClown. How could that be?

For Godwin, the timing couldn’t have been better. This guy is going to pocket lottery money on his next contract.

Man, Joe will be the first admit to being worried when the Bucs chose not to re-sign slot receiver Adam Humphries and instead, decided to roll with Godwin at that position.

Joe suspects Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians chortles to himself, thinking of Godwin whenever he pours himself an Old Fashioned to wind down the day.

21 Responses to “Chris Godwin Top-20”

  1. Jean Lafitte Says:

    60.7% ..the worst among starting QB’s in 2019

  2. Patrickbucs Says:

    Just someone that watches tape! Wonder if they will extend him this year?

  3. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Godwin caught 75.4% of his targets and had just one drop. What happened to the other 24.6 % of Winston’s target passes? It wasn’t Godwin, he only dropped one.

    tons of overthrows?

  4. Jean Lafitte Says:

    So if Winston is at a 61% completion rate, means we can derive that of the 75.4% Godwin made 14.4% were circus catches.

    Done bashing.

  5. Wesley Says:

    Dude is top ten without question. Should be anywhere between 5 and 8.

  6. Magaman Says:

    Huh huh winstunnneeeddd threw ints

  7. gotbbucs Says:

    Joe, did you actually watch any of the games or were you too busy figuring out new ways to bad mouth undrafted free agents in every article?

    Winston gets an awful lot of credit for closing his eyes and throwing it up for anyone to try and go get it. Can you imagine what this season would have looked like with Hump in the slot instead of Godwin? Hump would have had a career year and still only caught 45% of his targets with one or two drops.

  8. Soberinsac Says:

    I love Godwin but Shaq Griffin should be the highest rated Buc from this season. As we all know he led the league in sacks. To me this is just more national disrespect. Plus Godwin should be rated higher also SMH.

  9. Soberinsac Says:

    Holy ctap I meant Shaq Barret brain fart… Also is he wvwn on this list??? I couldn’t find him on it. If thats true this list is garbage as hell.

  10. SB Says:

    Shaq not being on the list tells you all you need to know about PFF

  11. unbelievable Says:

    Wow, some Bucs fans really have a hard time with math.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    60% makes sense when you’re hucking the ball up 40-50 times per game.

  13. rrsrq Says:

    You do realize as fans receivers are covered by defensive back, therefore a receiver can be targeted and the defense makes a play, I know we Here in Tampa are not used to DBs making plays, but, how often do our receivers get separation.

  14. Bucsfan951 Says:

    60% completion doesn’t bother me when dude has 5k yards passing. What bothers me is the turnovers AND where they occurred on the field. A lot of ints where thrown within the Bucs territory and that puts the already questionable defense in a bad spot.

    While the defense isn’t near fixed, my opinion is tang weren’t all that bad last yr. yes, they started off slow but like i said above, they were put in bad spots by our offense.

    Again, my opinion is if the Bucs can clean up the turnovers, the offense did what it did last year and get some improvement from our defense, this team COULD make the playoffs. I would love to draft a rt, rb, dl and bring in a veteran cb (deans knee history scares me). Hopefully sign a decent return man.

    With that said, bring back Winston. Tag him or if possible, sign a 3 year deal in the ballpark of 75 million with 55 guaranteed.

    Again, that’s my opinion and you know eBay they say…

    I wonder if my bff NDOGG will agree with me or even read this 🤔

  15. Bucsfan951 Says:

    *what they say. Not sure how eBay got on there? Damn iPhones

  16. Clean House Says:

    They still should have kept humph

  17. footballjunkie Says:

    Here’s to hoping Licht has the sense to pay Godwin #2WR money and now!! Chris has earned it.

    And screw PFF. And Next-gen Stats. All the nerd crap, winds everyone in circles, ultimately ends up in zero substantive worth. Right @DR??

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Godwin is not better than Evans, that is fake news.

    Godwin is a great receiver, and a completely different receiver than Evans – but Evans is a superstar.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Also I predicted Godwin would get about 1200 yards this past offseason, all you had to do was look and see the Bucs had no 3rd WR and Arians doesn’t use his TE. While Perriman had a good final 4 games, he was invisible for 12 games – and guess what, the Bucs didn’t throw to the TE.

    Godwin was great in his role, he’s silky smooth and just gets open – he reminds me a ton of Mark Carrier, which isn’t an insult as any real Bucs fan would know.

  20. SB Says:

    Welcome to College Basketball Season Gents!

  21. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Doug Williams had career completion percentage of 47 with the Bucs, and a season low of 34. 60.1 is not that bad for a system focused on the deep ball. There is definitely a chemistry between Jameis and Godwin.