Posted: 6/24/2022 6:49 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) starting the 2022 season on the Physically Unable to Perform List and missing the first six games as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament wouldn't be surprising to The Athletic's Greg Auman. "The optimistic view would be that he's back practicing during preseason and close enough to be on the initial 53-man roster," Auman writes. "But the goal is to have him fully healthy when it matters most this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if they took a slower approach and had him on the physically unable to perform list for the first six weeks of the season, leaning on Russell Gage as the No. 2 early in the year."
Huddle Up: Such a scenario would boost Gage to a WR2. However, he'll be a dart-throw flex option upon Godwin's return.
Posted: 6/05/2022 7:29 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) could be back earlier than expected from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, his teammate and WR Cyril Grayson Jr. said. "I think Chris is going to surprise people. I think he's going to be back sooner than everybody thinks. I'll say that," Grayson said. "I've been seeing him sometimes. I heard he ran 19 miles per hour the other day."
Huddle Up: Godwin's timetable remains up in the air. Some estimates say he could be back by training camp, while others believe he could miss the first month of the season. When he does return, Godwin might not be himself in his first season back from a torn ACL, making him a shaky WR2 with upside.
Posted: 5/17/2022 6:54 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) is "better than where he was (in March) but not where he needs to be ... we don't put a timetable on it," according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Huddle Up: Godwin tore his ACL in Week 15 of last season and is a candidate to be placed on the PUP list in training camp, but the odds are very good he'll be ready to play at some point in September - if not Week 1. The Penn State product may need a few weeks to find his old form, but he should return WR2 value if rediscovers it at some point during the second half of the season. Russell Gage could flirt with WR2 value until that happens.
Posted: 3/17/2022 1:46 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with $40 million guaranteed, according to a source.
Huddle Up: After initially being tagged for the second year in a row, the Buccaneers and Godwin finally worked out a long-term deal. He could start a little slow as he returns from a torn ACL, but with Tom Brady back in the mix, Godwin will have WR2 upside when he rounds into form.
Posted: 3/08/2022 8:21 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (knee) received the franchise tag designation Tuesday, March 8. Because he is getting tagged for the second straight offseason, his salary is expected to be roughly $19.1 million.
Huddle Up: With Godwin expected to miss the entire offseason and maybe some regular-season games, it shows how much Tampa Bay values his services to offer him a one-year deal pushing $20 million. The two sides will have until July to work out a long-term deal. The two sides reportedly made some progress on that front Tuesday, so it is possible they come to an agreement sometime soon.
Posted: 3/08/2022 3:29 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin will be franchise tagged if the two sides can't agree on a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: Godwin had a 98-1,103-5 season in 14 games before suffering a torn ACL. Tom Brady has retired, for now, so his floor might be lower than it has in a few years. He's a WR2, but he's one you're going to have to be careful with since he has missed at least two games three straight years.
Posted: 3/08/2022 12:19 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin is still a candidate for the franchise tag but there is a chance that he agrees to a long-term deal before the deadline Tuesday, Feb. 8, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can monitor the situation, but it seems like Godwin will be sidelined for at least one more season. He is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has a chance to be ready for the 2022 season. He can be at least a No. 2 receiver in leagues when healthy.
Posted: 3/02/2022 2:37 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin (knee) has 'meant the world to the organization,' general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday, March 1. 'To be quite frank, it'd be hard to imagine moving forward without Chris,' Licht said. 'We'll see what we can do.'
Huddle Up: Head coach Bruce Arians had plenty of praise for Godwin, as well, and all signs point to Tampa Bay making a strong push to lock up the receiver. The quarterback situation in Tampa Bay has changed, but as long as Godwin makes a smooth recovery from knee surgery, he should at least be a WR3 in 2022 if he remains a Buccaneer.
Posted: 2/25/2022 12:06 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin is a player the Buccaneers would like to sign to a long-term contract before free agency so they can use the franchise tag on one of their other free agents.
Huddle Up: Godwin is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but is still one of the better receivers that will be available this offseason. He will be working with a new quarterback if he remains with the Bucs but can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/29/2022 5:29 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin (knee) is a player the team has a 'high interest in re-signing' this offseason, multiple sources told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: While there is no denying Godwin's ability to produce strong numbers, he will be returning from an ACL injury and may or may not have Tom Brady throwing him the football in 2022. At the very least, fantasy owners may need to brace for a slow start to next season from Godwin.