Tampa, FL — Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered a season-ending injury during what is now being called Bounty Gate 2.0 back in late December. Godwin was upended on a tackle versus the Saints in WEEK 15 and took a shoulder to the knee while being tackled low by Saints’ defensive back P.J. Williams. The low tackle has had many fans labeling the tackle as “dirty”. Whether or not it was intentional will likely never be known. The injury resulted in Godwin having surgery to repair his ACL and MCL. According to Ian Rapoport, the surgery was successful, and the veteran receiver will make a full recovery.
The surgery was performed by one of Florida’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, on Monday, January 3rd. There was no Meniscus damage which bodes well for the veteran receiver who played the 2021 season on the franchise player contract of 15.9 million. Godwin is knocking on the door of free agency, and although he loves Tampa, the Buccaneers should pay the man his due and give him a contract worthy of his abilities. Godwin has done nothing but demonstrates that he is a top wide receiver in this league and more than deserves the pay that goes along with it.