Outside of Davante Adams, Chris Godwin is the most intriguing free agent wide receiver in 2022. Before tearing his ACL in week 15 of the 2021 season, Godwin had recorded:
- 98 receptions (career high)
- 1,103 yards (second most in career)
- Five receiving touchdowns (third most in career)
Godwin has been a stellar #2 WR in Tampa Bay for four years, racking up:
- 308 receptions
- 4,118 receiving yards
- 28 receiving touchdowns
NFL Network talks with Chris Godwin today about his free agency. #GoBucs https://t.co/NFn2JnSkMY pic.twitter.com/fefZiPnDVu
— Evan Closky (@ECloskyWTSP) February 12, 2022
Godwin: PFF’s Strengths and Weaknesses
– Contested catches
– Press-Man Coverage
The 25-year-old wide receiver is coming off his franchise tagged year in Tampa Bay and is an unrestricted free agent, meaning he’s free to sign with any team he chooses. Before his ACL injury, there were projections of a four-year, $72 million deal (approximately $18 million a year) in the open market for him. Time will tell whether that number will stay as high after this injury. However, Godwin is still in prime position to garner a long-term deal.
As of today, we are not sure about the futures of Equanimeous St. Brown, Randall Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, or Davante Adams. With Green Bay possibly having three or four WRs heading out the door this year, making a move for Godwin could open up a large splash opportunity for the Packers.
If Green Bay was able to keep just one of MVS or Lazard and bring in Chris Godwin, that would immediately create one of the best WR trios in the NFL with Adams. The Packers’ salary cap will be the main focus this offseason, but as David Bakhtiari once said, “If the team wants to make it happen, they will.”
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