Chris Godwin is here to stay


After Sunday’s loss against the Carolina Panthers in London, the Buccaneers have a much-needed bye this week. The loss was ugly and there weren’t too many silver linings throughout. Jameis Winston is still consistently inconsistent.


A Silver Lining?

The corners in Tampa Bay are still giving up nearly 400 passing yards a game. Bobo Wilson cost the Bucs a chance to get back into the game with a lost muffed punt and was subsequently released the next day. The one thing I noticed about the Buccaneers’ game was the continued emergence of third-year wide receiver, Chris Godwin.

The Penn State product finished the game with 10 catches for 151 yards. Even in defeat, the Buccaneers can hang their hat on the fact that they may have found a steal in their third-round pick. Godwin has already come into the season with heightened expectations, but the reality of the situation is that no one expected this.

Godwin Stealing The Show

Over the last three weeks, Godwin has been on fire, with 447 yards to go with four touchdowns in that time span. He already has four 100-yard receiving games and, after Sunday, now leads the NFL in receiving with 662 yards and six touchdowns.

It’s becoming more apparent now who the Buccaneers number one receiver is in *2019*. With Mike Evans still trying to find chemistry with Winston early, Tampa Bay has found a way to get Godwin heavily involved. The young receiver is on pace to record over 1,600 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. While that stat line likely won’t happen, to have a young receiver lead the NFL in yards after six weeks is something the smile about.


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