The Buccaneers’ Top-7 Receiver

November 23rd, 2021

The numbers do not lie.

Chris Godwin has played in 10 games this season (some receivers have played 11) and he’s top-10 in both receiving yards and catches. In fact, Godwin is seventh among wide receivers with 782 yards, and his 63 receptions are tied for sixth in the NFL among receivers.

Last night against the Giants, Joe loved seeing Godwin catch all six of his targets for 65 yards and a touchdown. And how sweet was it to see him serve Giants Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry a turf sandwich last night at The Licht House.

Godwin has hauled in a whopping 76 percent of the balls thrown his way this season. Mike Evans is at 61 percent.

Joe appreciates Godwin more and more as has career evolves. There’s simply no way the Bucs would let him walk in free agency. After two years worth of all-in moves, having a healthy Godwin leave town for, say, the Eagles, just isn’t going to happen.

26 Responses to “The Buccaneers’ Top-7 Receiver”

  1. VSyl Says:

    When you put this together with the fact that the ball is so evenly distributed among this insane receiving core, you see what a great WR Goodwin is. An absolute must for next season

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Get rid of Mike Evans (who lacks awareness & needs to be tested for THC levels before games) & sign Godwin

  3. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Dial back you medication induced Tom-foolery about ME13 Medicated Pete!! I seem to remember a certain receiver nearly blew the game week 1 by fumbling the ball at the 2 and yet you endorse signing him over ME13. You do realize they both benefit from the other talent on this team, otherwise they’d both be double teamed on a lesser team!! Your ignorance is showing so much every time you bring up you dumb@ss Evan’s hate!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ve changed my mind on Godwin….I’ve always wanted to keep him but I thought there would be no way because he will want more than Evans……we need to pay Godwin & I suspect Evans being the class act that he is…..will be OK with it if it helps the Bucs.

  5. Steven007 Says:

    Constipated Pete, your constantly recycled and rehashed Evan’s hate is growing tiresome. Do you listen to yourself? You sound like a late ’70s era Bucs fan hating on Selmon because he doesn’t growl enough.

  6. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    CG is becoming exceptional. TB12 loves him, but is not just that. He may be the best present/future player offensively, that we have in possession.
    Do know the price tag he may ask for, I hope we find the way to keep him.
    he is talented, smart, tough, and wise. I don’t see any other WR/TE that can compete with him (next year and beyond).


    Trust Chris A LOT more than Mike Evans, Evans “gave” the Giants their only touchdown on Monday night.

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    Solid pro on and off the field

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … ‘There’s simply no way the Bucs would let him (Chris Godwin) walk in free agency’.

    Agree 100% now Joe, but didn’t at the start of the season. Godwin just keeps getting better & better & better, and especially in clutch situations. He’s a proven commodity, and there’s no way Bucs could even let him test free agency.

    That said however, there’s one person on the Bucs who I WOULDN’T want to be when this season ends: Jason Licht. Bucs went all-in this year, and in doing so we mortgaged our future. LOTS of bills will be coming due & our hands are already tied on quite a few players. Mike Evans for instance. He’s only making $7.7 mil this year, but with a Dead CAP of $25.4 mil. (No team in their right mind will trade for that Pete). Tom Brady’s only making $10.5 mil this year, but his Dead CAP is a whopping $50 mil (guess what happens to Bucs’ salary CAP situation if he decides to retire after this season).

    All that’s irrelevant IMO UNTIL next year. In the meantime, we went all-in for a reason: to win a second straight Super Bowl. Anything less would be a major disappointment.

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    @Tom Edrington … ‘Evans “gave” the Giants their only touchdown on Monday night.’

    I’ve read in a couple places now Tom that Evans wasn’t the intended receiver on that play; Tyler Johnson was (the two of them were pretty much in-line it kinda looked like). So their analysis was that it was either Johnson slowing down a bit on the route or just an errant throw by Brady. No idea if that’s how it all really went down, but Mike did look ‘surprised’ and was late getting his hands up to react. In any event, I was glad that TB12 went right back to him on one of the next plays.

  11. Bojim Says:

    Licht will make it happen. No worries.

  12. a-bomb Says:

    Godwin is a tremendous receiver but just stop with the Mike Evans hate. Evans is a the BEST wide receiver in Bucs history. Period. Oh, and he will also be the first true Bucs offensive player in the HOF-Brady might get there first, but will almost certainly not go in as a Buc.

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    I’ve said all along, no way Godwin walks. Not with Licht at the controls. Regardless of cap, Licht will find a way to keep him. A duo as good as the Evans-Godwin combo is not something you’re going to find on too many teams.

  14. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @”….No idea if that’s how it all really went down, but Mike did look ‘surprised’ and was late getting his hands up to react….”
    what is not surprise is ME behavior anytime things go south. He makes sure to show to all, that “what just happen is not what HE was expecting”… so somebody else messed up not HIM. Typical ME, typical classless.

  15. Joe Says:

    For those who wonder if Godwin will/won’t leave in the offseason:

    Last year when Jason Licht had Shaq Barrett and Chris Godwin as free agents, Licht tagged Godwin. Why? He said he didn’t think he had a shot at keeping Godwin if Godwin got on the open market. Licht said he had a hunch he could keep Shaq.

    Godwin’s price tag isn’t getting cheaper. What may help (a lot actually) is the non-progress of Tyler Johnson. He’s just a meh receiver — though a very good blocker. He’s not yet shown he can take Godwin’s spot.

  16. webster Says:

    Whats funny is many on this board poo pooed the draft of godwin. Many said we needed a olineman, a running back ie hunt, kamara, cook etc because we already had evans, humphries, djax was just signed etc. Many said fire licht because he is an idiot. I tried to tell this board godwin is a steal in the 3rd round and in 2-3 years he would be one of our best players. Why? Not because i study draft prospects but as i said at the time one of my best friends is a penn state fan and i had watch a lot of penn state games with him. I said this guy reminds me of anquan bolden a guy who is physical, runs great routes, catches everything thrown to him and is a great yac guy. Koetter said he was like roddy white another good comp. In any case godwin is great eventhough many on this board tried hating on him cause he dropped a few passes after breaking his fingers last year. As i have said the past 2 years, there is no way the bucs let godwin leave. As arians has said, what is wrong with having 2 #1 wide receivers? You are welcome

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    I hope they can figure out how to afford to keep him, but it’s going to be tough. Then again, something like a 10-year deal with a big signing bonus might be the way to go.

    I think it all comes down to Brady, if he’s going to stick around, the Bucs will keep his weapons. But if wins another SB and his wife makes him quit, I think the Bucs just blow up the team since cap hell is right around the corner. Then again, if Brady won the SB, then quit, you still have a really good veteran roster, so in that case, you try to get Rodgers and keep the streak going.

  18. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    CrazyBuc you just showed how clueless you are. Even the announcers could tell neither Evans or Johnson knew who the ball was supposed to go to that they looked confused. Mike Evans classless? He could teach you a lesson on that with all the class he has shown this organization and fans. There’s a reason he’s a fan favorite just not of yours. It doesn’t matter because you and your lil high-school mentality don’t matter. You and MedPet make great friends.

  19. webster Says:

    Rod not sure how you see cap hell is right around the corner. Licht is already on record as saying the moves he made this past offseason haa no bearing on future flexibility. We have the best capologist in the league in greenburg. Players like gronk, ab, fournette, suh, golston, howard, cappa etc are all on one year contracts so how do you see cap hell? Oh and the cap goes up tremendously next year

  20. Buczilla Says:

    My only issue with Godwin is that he has missed significant time the last couple of years. If he stays healthy, then hopefully we find a way to pay him as long as he’s not looking to reset the market for number one wide receivers.

    Decent receiver Courtland Sutton just signed a deal for 15 per year. Godwin is better than that dude and certainly deserves a bigger deal than that, but how much bigger? Would Godwin be anywhere near as effective without Mike? Robert Woods appears to be the highest paid number two receiver averaging over just 16 per year. I wouldn’t offer Godwin more than 20% of that, which would put him at just under 20 per year. I love Godwin, but overpaying for him like the foolish Titans did with Julio Jones (ROFL, they actually gave up picks for this broken, no touchdown scoring bum) and senile, ancient, fake a$$ (still a great business man) Jerry Jones did with Amari Cooper in Dallas is beyond dumb.

  21. Ash Says:

    Lol licht did not mortgage away the bucs future that thought is silly the rams mortgage their future away bucs future is fine

  22. orlbucfan Says:

    Ungodly Godwin is almost a freak. He has the build of a WR but blocks and plays like a hybrid WR/TE. I just hope he stays healthy. He and ME13 have been buds ever since he was drafted, and Evans took him under his wing and mentored him. Antonio Brown? Who’s that? He sure wasn’t missed last night. Mike Evans has been here for 8 years and has put up with a lot along with LVD and Gholston. Anyone hating on him needs a brain check. He will be our first offensive player in Canton, and more than deserves it.

  23. k1ngAdroc Says:

    second coming of Anquan Boldin. Just outstanding all around WR#1 shining on a team with 3 #1 WRs

  24. sasquatch Says:

    @MedicatedPete should be tested for THC before posting.

  25. Man Child Says:

    @sasquatch can we get an intervention to get Chris Godwin to stop using the word dope to explain everything 😂

  26. E.V. Says:

    Lol. Mike Evans is gotta be top 5 receivers just look at every game since he was a rookie Winston and Brady have missed him wide open about 100 times. Godwin is really good I mean the guy catches almost every pass also I remember Megatron Calvin Johnson that played for Detroit saying that Godwin is going to be good. You gotta love some so called fans that know everything about football a guy drops 1 pass in 10 year’s and he’s no good…