YAC Man Chris Godwin

January 4th, 2023

Surprising stat.

Here is something Joe never realized.

Per a weekly release of stats the Bucs’ media relation staff emails to the local pen and mic club, Chris Godwin is a monster when it comes to YAC (yards after catch). This caught Joe by surprise.

Joe always knew Godwin was good for YAC but do you know since former Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians came to town, Godwin is a top-five YAC receiver?

That’s not just the NFC, that’s the NFL.

Godwin averages 36.3 yards after catch per game through the past three seasons. Only Deebo Samuel (42.2), Cooper Kupp (40.9), Ja’Marr Chase (38.1) and Davante Adams (35.6) are better.

Godwin just might be the most underrated receiver in the game.

He is one of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s best draft picks, a third-round selection in 2017.

22 Responses to “YAC Man Chris Godwin”

  1. VATom Says:

    We have been fortunate to have an amazing Receiver stable. Top Notch. Aside from Arians its a shame they havent been supported by coaching/scheme. Im not saying there isnt a chance with whatever staff Bowles puts together next yr. But imagine if the TB receivers of say the last 7 yrs had been playing with a top 5 QB and top 10 coaching staff in the NFL consistently? Jameis, love him or hate him was not settled enough to take advantage. And we havent had any sort of reliable decent running game to complement the receivers. I love Lenny and what he and ROJO did the end of the superBowl yr was excellent. I want to see this O Line come into their own and maul. Just not sire if they are built for it.

  2. Larry Says:

    With a better OC next year and IF Brady returns we can only imagine how potent the Bucs offense can be. I guess time will tell though.

  3. BucU Says:

    In my eyes Chris and Tristan Wirfs are the 2 players I would never consider trading. Everybody else is on the table.

  4. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I absolutely love CG! This guy gives 100% effort every play. I love Mike, but he can get lazy sometimes with his routes. CG plays an important position in this Arians’ offense. He plays the big slot like Larry Fitzgerald and Hines Ward played for BA. Godwin is smart. He knows how to read coverages and find the right spot in the zone. That’s why Brady trusts him implicitly. He also does the dirty work in the run game.

    I can’t say enough good things about this guy. He’s such a team player. His catch radius is also underrated. The guy catches everything thrown to him. He makes the tough catches. He caught all of his targets last game. He’s not 100% now. You can see it with his separation and YAC. He’s getting much better in those areas as he becomes healthier. If we need an important third down conversion, I would target Chris with no question. No offense to Mike, but I’m going to CG. I think Brady feels that way too.

  5. Todd Says:

    God in with 36.6 is more than Davante Adams at 35.6, no?

    I went to public schools so I may be wrong. Maybe it’s a Common Core math thing…anyway, just wanted to point this out. 😎

  6. Todd Says:

    Ah, tricky. You added Davante but referenced “four”.

  7. geno711 Says:

    Since Ja’Marr Chase has only been in the league 2 years, I decided to look at Godwin for the last two seasons.

    Godwin’s last two years he has had a total of 586 and 497 YAC in 28 total games for an average of 38.7 YAC per game. Godwin also has more YAC this season than any of those other guys.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This means CG is getting open…..and it also means he’s being hit in stride….in addition, you rarely see CG catching balls on the sideline…he’s usually in the middle of the field.

  9. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Check yo’ sheets. Based on the posted numbers, math says only 3 other players gave a better YAC average than CG.

  10. NEfan Says:

    I would have thought for sure Hill was up there. That’s pretty good company. There were a few times I screamed go down, not for ball protection more for injury prevention.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    “I went to public schools so I may be wrong. Maybe it’s a Common Core math thing”

    Got “A’s” in Statistics and Advanced Quantitative Methods in the MBA program with that public school math education. So I guess it is all relative.

    Chris Godwin is a warrior. He had drops early in his career, but since when healthy has been absolutely money. I love the way he plays. What I don’t like is the way Officials casually watch while guys like the Carolina DB try to give him a forearm shiver like he did on Sunday, among other things. They are looking to take him out. But that is how part time refs do their job, I guess.

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    Ungodly CG14 and ME13 are buds off-field, too. I have been a fan since Licht brought Ungodly here. He is rapidly getting back to full strength, plus he’s learning how to protect himself. That Aints dirty tackle that cost Ungodly the rest of his season taught him a good lesson. Plus, Mike Evans has been advising him. Those two are the unsung best WR tandem in the game, period!

  13. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Josh Jacobs is a FA this year…

  14. Joe Says:

    God in with 36.6 is more than Davante Adams at 35.6, no?

    Good catch. Godwin is 36.3.

    (The Bucs released these stats yesterday and had Godwin fourth at 36.3 and Adams fifth at 36.6.)

  15. BucsfanFred Says:

    Technically #4 in YAC is top five. Depends on how specific you’re trying to be.

  16. BucsfanFred Says:

    Wait a minute Joe, t think you mixed them up. Now we’ve all got the numbers scrambled.
    Stat salad joey.
    Slicing that baloney

  17. BucsfanFred Says:

    We’re getting all these numbers jumbled up here.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    That’s some rare air he’s flyin’ in…

  19. Infomeplease Says:

    I’m glad he’s under contract!!

  20. ElioT Says:

    So many WR screen passes and tough yards gained after the catch like a RB.

    Godwin is a beast! – It’d be nice to see him getting YAC without having to break tackles and grind so hard.

  21. Joe Says:

    OK, for the people wringing their hands over a decimal point, here is what the Bucs sent out. Feel free to draw your own conclusion.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    A lot of this comes from all the sideline screens they throw to him (in addition to his work in the slot of course).

    Now that he has his legs back under him, they’re working quite well.