Report: Godwin is Buccaneers Top Priority


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a virtual laundry list of free agents to address this offseason. Every position seems to have at least one free agent to make a decision on. At the top of the list is wide receiver Chris Godwin. While it seems a no-brainer to bring Godwin back there is this little thing called the salary cap to consider. The Buccaneers have worked magic with the cap recently so all hope is not lost, but it will be difficult.

So when we get to see an article like the one ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler posted about wide receivers in free agency this year, we tend to pay attention.

Of course Godwin is listed as one of the top free agent wide receivers, that goes without saying. He is dealing with a torn ACL he suffered in week 15. As Fowler reported in December, it “could affect his market slightly ” Now Fowler is reporting that the Buccaneers have “high interest” in re-signing Godwin. He went on to say they consider him the “Lavonte David of their offense—the tough and physical player who sets a tone and embodies team culture.”

Last year the Buccaneers franchise tagged Godwin before he hit free agency. This year,, even with the injury Godwin is slated for upwards of $20 million per season. It’s going to take some creativity for the Buccaneers to keep Godwin and still re-sign the core of the free agents they have.

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