Signs Point To Bucs Keeping Chris Godwin

February 18th, 2022

Intel from NFL Network.

Very interesting intel from James Palmer of NFL Network that likely has Chris Godwin’s accountant smiling.

While Palmer didn’t come out and say that the Bucs will do whatever it takes to keep the stud Bucs receiver, Palmer noted that the Bucs’ offseason goal, other than to find a quarterback, is to keep the core of the offense intact.

Palmer noted Tom Brady was lured from New England because of the core of talented receivers and offensive line already had on the roster. So the Bucs believe if they can keep that core together for 2022, it will grease the wheels for a new veteran quarterback to join the Bucs this offseason.

(The free agency dinner bell rings on March 16).

“They believe this roster is built to win right now,” Palmer said. “They have been doing a ton of work on Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson. … The core group of players that was in place two years ago, that maybe lured Tom Brady to Tampa, are the same group of players that are in place right now in Tampa.

“So Jason Licht believes if it was good enough to bring Brady in, it might be good enough to have [Watson or Wilson] come in because we know they will have somewhat of in where they may be headed in their next destination.”

Now as far as Russell Wilson, this is the first time Joe had heard the Bucs did “extensive” homework on the Seahawks quarterback. Joe does know that last offseason Wilson made a lot of noise he was unhappy with the Seahawks.

However, last week making an appearance with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Radio Row at the Super Bowl, Wilson gave every indication he was staying put in Seattle.

So if Licht and the Bucs are so driven to keep their core together to lure a top-shelf quarterback, you don’t accomplish that by letting Godwin walk out the door.

21 Responses to “Signs Point To Bucs Keeping Chris Godwin”

  1. westernbuc Says:

    Pay the man!

  2. Bird Says:

    And Green Bay just hired karen rodgers fav guy as qb coach so he will be staying there after making organization beg for him a little more

    And sounds like carr will be getting deal to stay in raider land (40 mil range) with mcdaniels

    So not sure what happens. You never know
    Who would have thought brady would come to the lowly bucs at the time? 😂

  3. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    “A return to the Bucs makes sense if they can make it happen financially.”? Way to go out on a limb there.

    Who pays the salaries for the opinions of whatever you’d call these types of people?

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    The Bucs will need to re-build the tight end group from scratch. Losing Gronk will be tough. He was so effective at getting a conversion or a big play at the right time.

  5. Razor Ramone Says:

    Yup, pay CG14.

  6. Jordan Says:

    It’s not going to be the same roster. As above comment mentions, the TE room will likely be truly completely different. Likely to lose 5-8 players through free agency this year.

    I was a huge Deshaun Watson fan and would love that trade, but it likely has to be conditional based off if he can’t play. Not sure how much the Texans will budge on that. They’ll want to ship him out of the conference at least which is good for us.

    Wentz or Trubisky, and then Trask may be a better option if it’s going to involve too many draft picks. We didn’t have to trade picks for Brady which is partially why it worked so well. We just paid him.

    If a bunch of guys walk, we are not as good as the Rams were last year when they made a move for Matthew Stafford

  7. gbobucsfan Says:

    RB TE WR (currently) C RG all big question marks right now on offense

  8. lunchmeat Says:

    Pay CG first. Then keep the O-line long-term.
    If it means letting all the old guys on defense go, so be it.
    Once we have a Super Bowl defense again, we can go find a Super Bowl quarterback.


    Would love to see CG back, but just as important is having Lenny back & Jensen. If Gronk doesn’t come back they need Brate. The rest can go & sign elsewhere.

  10. Craig Says:

    Sign as many of our own free agents as possible. Godwin should be easy, not many other teams will pay top dollar for a WR coming off a surgically repaired knee.

    As for QBs like Wilson; ain’t gonna happen. He is in our conference and we have had some success in the past few years. The only teams that might trade a QB to us are in the AFC. The pickings there are slim because the few good QBs there are highly coveted by their own teams.

  11. David Says:

    No doubt in my mind they are going to keep him. I’ve never ever thought otherwise. He’s developing into one of the best receivers in the NFL and he’s very young… It’s a passing league, why the heck would they let him go?
    As for Wilson, I think he would fit in great but just like Watson, they have to figure something out with their salaries because they both want 40 million or more a year. Wilson should realize at this point that doesn’t really work if you want a team around you that can win.

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    Thank God Win

  13. lokog Says:

    maybe brady retired to give chris his number 12 and brady will come back for one more season at least wearing another number. its the ganja that has me thinking like this

  14. Swampbuc Says:

    Ganja is God’s favorite herb. Well done, lokog.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    If the Bucs don’t fix this defense, we MIGHT make the playoffs but we won’t go anywhere once we make it against playoff-caliber teams. In case no one’s noticed, we have Suh, Gholston, McLendon, JPP, Davis, Whitehead, plus Minter, Adams & O’Connor as current FAs. Of those 9 players, 5 of them were starters. Replacing them with BETTER, MORE PRODUCTIVE players (which SHOULD be the goal) won’t come cheap.

  16. Hail2dabucs Says:

    Looking more and more like Jimmy G don’t it ?

  17. Bucs Guy Says:

    Sounds like the Bucs want to keep the O which means they are more likely to release the D and draft replacemen’s
    Gone – JPP, Gholston Davis, McClenden (retires)
    Keep Suh for one more year? Re-sign Whitehead hopefully

  18. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    This title could just as easily read “All Signs Have Consistently Pointed to Bucs Keeping Chris Godwin”

  19. Bqen green Says:

    The lack of state income tax can’t be overlooked here. Saving as much as 13.5 % on taxable income isn’t peanuts, especially when you get up into the millions. Resigning Godwin is a no brainer. Sure you will be essentially paying him to sit out most of next year, but the cap is set to explode in the next three years. In a void, anybody would pick Watson over Wilson. He’s younger, faster and has a stronger arm. Watson’s current situation makes it a much harder choice. Wilson is a proven winner, with ice water in his veins. He’d be the perfect QB for a jump ball guy like Evans. This is all dependant on the line staying mostly intact. Ben Thinks these QBs will wait until after free agency to assess respective teams. Should be a fun off-season

  20. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I’ve noticed, Defense Rules. In spite of the NFL’s current emphasis on the offensive game via many rules changes in recent years, I continue to believe defense play major roles in determining championships. I was impressed by what I saw in the Super Bowl from both teams’ defenses this year.

  21. Mr .B Says:

    Keeping Godwin is our number one priority. Greatness on and off the field, and he’s just entering his prime. Pay the man!