Chris Godwin Says He Believes Tom Brady Endorsed Him To Management

February 25th, 2021

Some believe Tom Brady wields a heavy hammer when it comes to personnel decisions at One Buc Palace.

And general manager Jason Licht confirmed that to a point yesterday during a news conference. When Brady speaks, Licht listens.

“I would say Bruce and I both talk to Tom. Why wouldn’t you, with the résumé that he has?” Licht said.

On The Rich Eisen Show yesterday, Pro Bowl receiver Chris Godwin was asked about his pending free agent status and whether he believes Brady has told the bosses they must bring back Godwin for a fifth Tampa Bay season.

Godwin laughed and replied. “I would imagine that there’s been conversations like that, you know. Everybody has so much respect for each other. We all have such a great working relationship that I don’t know if there’s much lobbying that needs to happen at this point.”

So there you have it. It was humble Godwin’s way of saying Brady took care of me. Godwin added how much he loves playing Tampa, but he also said all his decisions — and the Bucs decisions — will be business decisions and not personal.

54 Responses to “Chris Godwin Says He Believes Tom Brady Endorsed Him To Management”

  1. Allbuccedup Says:

    Sorry Joe, Bradys the best coach the bucs ever had.

  2. Robert Says:

    CG could have cost us the SB. There’s a reason TB moved away from him after 4 drops in one game. Stud WR, bad a bad last look to close the season.

    Wish him well.

  3. Bucfanforever Says:

    Just remember, having Tua throw you the ball isn’t going to get you much on your third contract, which you’ll likely sign when you are still in your 20s.

  4. Ben Says:

    Godwin injury didnt help with the drops but yes I agree it was unusual to see Godwin make drops during the biggest games of his career.

  5. AlV Says:

    I mean like it or not Godwin is Brady’s go to read, it’s his Edelman basically. So yeah he wants him back especially.

  6. Robert Says:

    pretty sure Gronk was his go to read after those drops.

  7. BillyBucFan Says:

    Exactly, Godwin is Fitzgerald and just 2 seasons ago Arians predicted 100 catches for Godwin.
    Bank on it.
    Godwin catches 100 balls in 2021 for TAMPA

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    “He (Godwin) also said all his decisions — and the Bucs decisions — will be business decisions and not personal.”

    And there you have the bottom line in the multi-billion dollar NFL.

  9. geno711 Says:

    Fitzgerald a clear HOF wide receiver.

    Fitzgerald > Evans > Godwin = Boldin

  10. gbobucsfan Says:

    I have an eerie feeling that LVD is going to be the odd man out.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    Brady usually doesn’t BS and said he has some of the best hands he’s played with. I’m beating my brains out that people keep using the excuse he had drops in the playoffs so he’s not worthy. True Bucs fans know that’s national media analysis. I remember Godwin dropped one second and nine against GB. Third and nine, Godwin grabbed an amazing 52 yard bouncing around. I give him props for catching the end around that sent us to the Super Bowl.

    Shaq is soo not worthy as Godwin. LVD and White are natural born killers. Shaq has to have the best front seven to be so elite and that front seven includes Vea (who is injury prone) Suh, and a very important piece with JPP who doesn’t look like he’s slowing down and his contract is up in 2022. Bucs gonna draft two FHOF Suh and JPP look a likes the next two years? I would love it, but I wouldn’t put my money on it. Saving my Shaq money for JPP.

  12. Mitch Says:

    I hope they sign him. The offense runs so much better with him on the field. He dropped some balls late in the season because of his finger getting healthy IMO. He was experiencing weakness from not being able to use his whole hand since the raiders game.

    Regardless of who they keep in FA I hope the Bucs draft Azeez Ojulari or Patrick Jones II.

    Ojulari is my first choice because he is a complete football player. He is bendy, has speed, and two-three moves. He also seems to gets sacks in big moments and can play really well against the run.

    Jones II isn’t as bendy or polished but he has great length and physicality. Love his bull rush and quickness to the football. He also has an excellent motor and seems to always be in the backfield.

  13. 6throundpick Says:

    Licht demonstrates high intelligence listening to TB12; gathering his opinions and insights. Kraft used to listen to TB, but that is now inconsequential. Tampa Bay is now getting the FULL benefits of TB12, as opposed to basic QB stuff. Good on them This is not only great for both side (TB & TB12), it’s fun to watch. Big Cheers!

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Before any of you decide to push some of the Bucs best players out the door, can we see what kind of salary cap magic the Bucs can work?

  15. windbaggery Says:

    Business decisions are personal. For all practical purposes, 15 million and 20 million are way more money than any reasonable person would need to secure himself and his family indefinitely… I mean, unless you are into buying 10 million dollar mansions and Bentleys and $1000 bottles of champagne… in which case you’re a fool. Playing with Brady and making 15 million per year ought to be a slam dunk.

  16. Oxycondoms Says:

    Licht became a better gm once he was able to ask bowles and arians for advice. It went to a higher level with brady signing gronk, brown, and fournette. Licht can offer his input but this is bradys decision

  17. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    “He (Godwin) also said all his decisions — and the Bucs decisions — will be business decisions and not personal.”
    This sort of indicates to me that Godwin is gonna go to whoever pays him the most money, unless we franchise him.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    If Godwin leaves, a three year deal with AB sounds nice. They aren’t both going.

  19. Bobby M. Says:

    I think Godwin stays

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    Windbaggery…I know right. I won’t be able to raise and take care of my kids and their kids and their kids under with only $15 million. Buy a nice new good quality Camry instead of a Rolls and you will be able to stretch your money out further.

  21. Robert Says:

    I think they should raise the minimum wage to 15 mill

  22. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Pretty sure that catch in green bay was a game changer.

    Also pretty sure he has shown enough to be considered an extremely consistent wr. He is at worst the best #2 wr in the league. I think letting him walk and signing AB to a multi year contract would be beyond foolish.

  23. Aceofaerospace Says:

    It’s laughable to talk about Godwin’s drops. He had one bad game. Evans had a bad season his sophomore year with drops. Look at him now. Godwin has been one of the most consistent, reliable receivers we’ve ever had. One game is not a blemish on his stellar, so far, career. Pay the man. He has earned it.

  24. Cainishere Says:

    LVD is not the odd man out, trust this, he will retire as a Buccaneer. Godwin will be franchised and Barrett will get a payday, Suh will get a multiyear deal as will Soccup.
    1 year deals look to be Gronk and AB. I’d drop the back up QB and trade Howard and find something else. Draft the O-line and D-line depth, you may pull some jewels from the draft or trade away some picks for the following season when replacing Suh becomes the reality. The Buccaneers are in the driver seat this off season.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    After they sign Shaq, LVD & Suh….I don’t care who they sign on the offense….we’ll be OK….

  26. MDFree Says:

    As many drops as Godwin made this season (not all of them were well placed either) he made up for them with big plays in each game. Stop the nonsense.

  27. Cainishere Says:

    Hmm, I appear to be in Joe’s Dog House for some reason. Why the moderation?

  28. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @Allbuccedup Says:
    “Sorry Joe, Bradys the best coach the bucs ever had.”
    ..that is the essence of our success. I hope everyone understand that, and not have any other idea. It is TB12, and he is here for us one more year….lets make the best of it…

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    windbaggery…that’s just the thing.

    That’s what they want to spend their money on.

    Once you get a taste for the finer things in life….it’s hard to not want them all the time and in some cases you want more of it and better.

  30. Bucc941 Says:

    Robert Woods, Brandon Cooks and Cooper Kupp all make over 15mil a year. CG is better than all of them. With that said, he’ll probably be tagged.

  31. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Adam Humphries to be cut by Titans…plot thickens! ( Not really ) A year ago at this time it appeared Titans GM Jon Robinson had all the right moves and Licht was struggling. Now with Titans 1st round tackle basically going AWOL and Licht chugging Bug Lights at a Super Bowl Parade…boy how things have changed.

  32. Cainishere Says:

    Well I guess this is my last message to Joe. Apparently you folks down at Joe Headquarters do not like my posts. No problem, I will still enjoy your site but leave no posts. Thanks for the good times and cya.

  33. Mr. B Says:

    Do you people realize what it’s like trying to catch footballs with a pin in your finger . Get Real ! Godwin is a stud who will become our number 1 receiver when we lose Evans in a couple of years .

  34. Aceofaerospace Says:

    My post didn’t get posted either. Probably a glitch. I don’t think Joe is like that.

  35. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Lmao Cain has tender vittles!

  36. StAugBuc Says:

    Lmao Cain has tender vittles!


  37. buxsxntkt Says:

    Humphries has been cut !!! He was a good slot player, but was he fast enough to be Edelman like ? Weren’t the Pats interested in Humphries services but he declined.
    I suppose we aren’t really looking to add someone like that at this stage, lol.

  38. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Robert Says:
    February 25th, 2021 at 2:56 pm
    CG could have cost us the SB. There’s a reason TB moved away from him after 4 drops in one game. Stud WR, bad a bad last look to close the season.

    Wish him well.


    Do some Research before running that hole under your nose.
    CG leads the league for ANY receiver being targeted more than 50 targets at a RIDICULOUS 77.4%

  39. cmurda Says:

    1) It would be ridiculous to judge Godwin based on 1 game.

    2) It’s also ridiculous to say Brady went away from Godwin. That never happened,. In fact, after a rough drop against GB, Brady connected with Godwin on a deep throw that was a great catch. SOE said this earlier and he was right.

    3) This may be the only big contract Godwin gets. One never knows. Of course he has to maximize his value. That dude wants to stay though and we want him to stay. He should be priority numero uno especially after the offense really started to blossom towards the end of the year. You want consistency? How about the points scored for us in the playoffs. 31,30,31,31. Thirty or more points from our O and with our defense, you can book it as a Dub.

  40. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    geno711 Says:
    February 25th, 2021 at 3:28 pm
    Fitzgerald a clear HOF wide receiver.

    Fitzgerald > Evans > Godwin = Boldin


    LOL Idiocy runs rampant on these pages .
    Put the crack pipe down geno

  41. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I love Godwin, but we can’t afford him. Sign Brown, who is just as good and will cost maybe 10 million less per year. Brady can keep him under control.

  42. buxsxntkt Says:

    Godwin has to decide, he likely gets $3-4 MM extra for 3 years. Huge amount of money but not in the grand scheme of his lifelong earnings. Look at Humphries who just got cut as mentioned, you think he wish he stayed and earned a ring for a few less millions ? Tough call for CG. He can break the bank somewhere but are his odds of deep playoff runs and possible SB ring much lower in exchange for $$$$ . Tough question, is one ring enough, or perhaps $12MM extra dollars when you are likely locking in $45 MM. That is a lot of extra MMMMMs.

  43. Mike Says:

    People only look at the stats and numbers such as some idiots asked about Evans’ single catch. The stats system should be changed. Pass interference should be counted as a catch because the pass is actually successful. The stats should add the number of snap a receiver with double covers.
    The Chief apparently doubled ME and Godwin and single cover Gronk, Brown, and Lenny. You can see the clip that Joe posted yesterday.

  44. Jason Says:

    Godwin played with metal pins inserted in his broken bones (hand)

  45. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Rodgers and Mahomeboy also endorse Chris lol, anything not to see Shaq in their face and pressuring and putting them on the ground for sacks. Mahomeboy is still waking up at 3 in the morning from the “Shaq nightmare” you know where he is being chased EVERY night for 497 yards and being sacked and having the worst game of his career. lol The Shaq nightmare baby GO BUCS!!!!!

  46. bojim Says:

    Probably going to tag Godwin and sigh Shaq.

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    If we lose Godwin and Brown, then maybe Humphries is an option, if he’s cheap. Humphries was always vastly overrated, the guy was good as your #4 WR, in that role he provided value. But as even a #3 guy he gets shut down easily, just like he did with the Titans.

  48. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Hey Rod………What if we lose Vea?
    He ain’t nothing but a 2 down run stuffer anyway

  49. Discobeef Says:

    They gotta sign him. He’s the best blocking WR since the great Michael Clayton.

  50. SOEbuc Says:


    Perfect definition the face of the United States.

  51. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Just watched a piece on nfl about the wr corp next year. Steve Smith has an absolute hate for the Bucs! He says the Rams now have it. Can’t wait for him to eat crow again! Dude hates us so bad!

  52. Pigsueybucsfan Says:

    Windbsggery WELL SAID!

  53. TOM Says:

    I’m sorry but I’m just not as high on CG as most. I believe BA, TJ & SM are really talented backups & ready to step in. I also think Brate was TB go to guy more so than CG. Trust me Howard is gone.

  54. SufferingSince76 Says:

    LOL! You armchair GMs are a hoot!