Report: Buccaneers Will Use The Franchise Tag On WR Chris Godwin


If you follow the Buccaneers, you know how much they love wide receiver Chris Godwin.

That’s why many assumed it was a no-brainer that Jason Licht would use the franchise tag on the fifth-year wideout. Said assumption became reality on Tuesday after ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that Tampa Bay does plan on tagging the former Nittany Lion.

Right now, the price tag for Godwin is a little over $15.7 million. That could change if the NFL raises the salary cap from its current state of $180 million.

The idea here is that both sides can come to an agreement on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. Godwin’s $15.7 million salary will come directly off the top of the books if an agreement can’t be reached.

Godwin has appeared in 58 games while making 33 starts since 2017. He’s currently 12th all-time in receptions (244), eighth all-time in receiving yards (3,450), and eighth all-time in receiving touchdowns (24) for the Buccaneers.