The Green Bay Packers could be in the market for a veteran wide receiver this off-season. The Packers could likely see two veteran wide receivers leave the team this off-season. Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard are both set to hit free agency. While the future of the wide receiver position in Green Bay certainly is bright with Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson, adding a veteran All-Pro wide receiver would be massive for the offense. As it turns out, one may be unexpectedly on the trade block this off-season.
Chris Godwin Named As Wide Receiver The Buccaneers Must Move On From
Bill Barnwell of ESPN explained on Monday, February 20, why the Bucs desperately need to move off Godwin and what a team like the Packers will have to offer in return for his services:
The Bucs aren’t in a great situation at the moment. They are $55.7 million over the 2023 salary cap, in part because they owe $35.1 million in dead money after the retirement of Tom Brady.
One way to create cap space and improve the weaker spots on the roster would be to trade from a position of strength. Tampa’s strongest position is at wide receiver. Mike Evans is 30 and entering the final year of his deal, but repeated restructures will prevent the Buccaneers from realizing significant cost savings if they were to deal him.
Trading Godwin, on the other hand, is a different story. Parting ways with the 27-year-old would free up nearly $9 million in cap room and take a significant earner off the payroll in 2023 and 2024. … The deal would also net the Bucs some useful draft capital. I’m not sure they could expect to land a Tyreek Hill or Davante Adams-sized haul, but a late-first-round pick would hardly be out of the question.
In six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chris Godwin has appeared in 87 career games. He made 60 starts during that time. He has recorded 446 receptions, 5,666 receiving yards, and 32 receiving touchdowns. The 2022 season marked the third time in the last four seasons that Godwin has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark. It also marked the first time he has recorded consecutive seasons with 1,000-or-more receiving yards.
During the 2022 season, Godwin moved into second place in Tampa Bay franchise history in both receptions and receiving yards. If this type of player becomes a trade option for Green Bay, could the Packers drum up a trade package could enough? Could they somehow include Aaron Rodgers in a trade (whether directly or indirectly) for Godwin?
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