When the Bucs selected Godwin in the 3rd round in 2017, he was expected to be a depth player behind players like DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries. Fast forward to 2019, and he’s now the #2 receiver next to Mike Evans. Jackson boohooed his way out and back to Philly was Humphries signed a tender with the Titans via free-agency.
But, Godwin isn’t just playing like a #2 wideout, the 23-year-old is playing like a top guy. In just 2 games, he has 11 receptions for 174 yards and 2 TDs while averaging 15.82 yds/rec. In the Thursday night game against the Panthers, Godwin reeled in 8 passes for 121 yards and a score averaging 15.1 yds/rec.
In just 34 games (9 games starting), Godwin has managed to reel in 104 passes for 1541 yards and 10 touchdowns. Not bad for a guy who’s breakout year came last season during a dark time for the team. But, his emergence is something to be excited about.
At least Bucs fans know, if Evans is quiet or we just need a deep pass to swing some momentum our way; keeps your eyes peeled for a pass to Godwin. The young man is definitely playing with #1 receiver attributes while being #2 on the depth chart.