Chris Godwin has made quite the name for himself in Tampa.
Since being drafted in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL draft, Godwin has done nothing, but improve. During his rookie season, he was targeted 55 times, catching 34 passes for 525 yards and 1 touchdown. He played in all 16 games, but only started in 2. Fans were already calling for Godwin to be placed into the #3 sport, which Adam Humphries held at the time, and some even wanted to seem him at the #2 spot, where DeSean Jackson uncomfortably sat. The flashes you saw from Godwin that made everyone who witnessed them believe whole-heartedly that he wasn’t just good, but special.
During his sophomore year, when many fall into a slump, Godwin only got better.
Godwin saw three more starts and 40 more targets. He was targeted 95 times, catching the ball 59 times for 842 yards and 7 touchdowns. That made the trading of disgruntled DeSean Jackson that much easier.
Bruce Arians said Godwin can be a 100 catch guy.
He sure can, if he has 130 or more passes thrown his way. You can’t catch everything, although Godwin will try. He only dropped 3 passes in 2018 and 2 in 2017. If the ball is catchable, Godwin will catch it.
Jameis Winston is excited to see what this year will bring from the rising star receiver.
“I’m excited for Chris Godwin. He’s such a workaholic. He does his job. When you do your job and you find a way to get open, somehow you get the football. I think the rest of them are all going to try to do that too. There is going to be a lot of competition out there, possibly more competition than we expected – that’s a good thing. Everyone is going to push themselves. The more we can compete against each other, the more prepared we’re going to be against other teams.”
With Arians confident that Godwin will never come off the field, expect big things from this guy. If I were competing against him, I’d be a little worried. The excitement level is through the roof at AdventHeath Training Center, as it should be.