What To Expect?
Third year pro Chris Godwin has waited 2 years for his opportunity as starting WR opposite of Mike Evans since entering the league. Each year we watched an extraordinarily talented wideout mature and continue to progress right in front of us.
As a rookie splitting snaps on limited action and buried down a deep WR depth chart, Godwin managed to make the most of each play. He managed 525 receiving yards on 34 receptions and had coaches excited about what he could do with more playing time.
In 2018, Godwin proved to the Bucs brass exactly why they chose him had a stellar sophomore campaign. Throughout the course of the season Godwin proved to be a true safety valve for Jameis Winston and eventually overtook Adam Humphries as the Bucs main 3rd option. The Penn State WR’s numbers ballooned to 842 receiving yards on 59 receptions in 2018, while also tallying 7 TD’s.
With impact players Adam Humphries and incumbent starter DeSean Jackson gone to free agency, look for head coach Bruce Arians to let Godwin loose in 2019. Big numbers to come for a guy who’s earned it.
Godwin should be the Buccaneers Swiss Army knife on offense. Look for OC Byron Leftwich to look for creative ways to keep him on the field. This will be the first time since Evans and Jackson that the Bucs will have two 1,000 yard receivers in the same season. The sky is the limit for Godwin, barring an injury that could hold him back.