Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered an ACL and MCL injury against the Saints last year, ending his season, which resulted in surgery earlier this year. Although it was expected that he would not be ready for some time, it seems that he has been back to practicing ahead of schedule and getting in some much-needed reps. All signs point to Godwin being close to 100%, but there is uncertainty in the star wide receiver, who recently signed a 3-year $60 million contract with $40 million guaranteed.
With the game in Dallas just a handful of days away, Godwin recently guest appeared on the In The Moment Podcast with David Greene and stated that as far as playing Week 1 really didn’t matter that much in the grand scheme of things.
“I don’t think it matters. In the grand scheme, it doesn’t matter that much.”
Godwin also said that he would love to be there the entire season, but being there for the second half of the season would be more important for the team.
” I would love to be there for the entire season, but I think what’s more important is being there for the second half of the season. Being there for what I missed last year.”
The team certainly has its fair share of receiving talent, so if Godwin isn’t able to play in Week 1, the team will be in good hands. As for playing Week 1, neither he nor the team knows that just yet. However, he does believe it will come down to how he feels. So there is a chance that he could still suit up for the first game of the 2022 NFL season.
“I don’t think any of us know that yet,” Godwin said. “I would imagine I have the final say. It’s going to come down to feel. Because I understand what I’m capable of doing on the field when healthy. But I also understand what I’m capable of pushing through.”