Thirteen targets and eleven receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown; that is what wide receiver Chris Godwin has accomplished in just 121 snaps. During Week 3 in Denver, Tom Brady’s top target left the game with a suspected hamstring injury. Suspicions were later confirmed via an MRI, and it looks as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without one of their 2019 Pro Bowl wide receivers for at least a week or two.
According to Ian Rapport, the MRI revealed that Godwin had sustained a mild hamstring pull, which a good sign that he could be back to play against the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night; however if the team decides to rest Godwin until Week 6, it could play into Tampa’s favor as they face off against the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa has a stable of receivers, so there is no shortage of targets for Tom Brady; however, Godwin’s presence on the field allowed the opportunity for the receiving depth to put up some very solid numbers themselves. Godwin’s absence will surely have an effect on the next two weeks, but the next man mentality is in full effect for Tampa Bay, and the effect of his absence should be minimal. For the next couple of weeks, it seems that it will be Miller Time!