Fowler mentions that a second consecutive franchise tag for Godwin seems unlikely following his recent knee injury, but a “sweet-spot deal” that acknowledges his high-end market should be enough to get it done.
According to Fowler, people around the organization consider Godwin the “Lavonte David of their offense,” given the receiver is tough, physical, and “embodies team culture.”
Godwin, 25, is a former third-round pick by the Buccaneers in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Penn State. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.2 million rookie contract and was in line to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career when Tampa Bay used the franchise tag on him.
Godwin is a pending free agent, and figures to command a lucrative deal in the 2022 offseason.
In 2021, Godwin has appeared in 13 games for the Bucs. He has 92 receptions for 1,054 yards and five touchdowns. Godwin has also picked up 21 yards rushing on four carries and a touchdown.
We have him included in our Top 100 – 2022 Free Agents list.