Report: Tampa Bay places franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is being franchise tagged by the franchise. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news on Tuesday morning.
Godwin has spent entire professional career with the organization, selected by the Bucs in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Since then, he’s been a Pro Bowl selection (2019), a second-team All-Pro (2019) and was a member of Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl LV team.
In his four seasons in Tampa Bay, Godwin has totaled 244 catches for 3,540 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Buccaneers informed WR Chris Godwin he is being franchise tagged, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2021
Godwin’s biggest year came in in 2019, when he hauled in 86 receptions for 1,333 yards and 9 touchdowns, all career-highs for the former Penn State star. He played in 14 games that season.
Last year, Godwin appeared in 12 games for the Bucs, totaling 840 yards and 7 touchdowns on 65 catches during the regular season. In the four playoff games, the receiver caught 16 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown. Godwin was particularly good against Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game with 110 yards on 5 catches.
Godwin will be entering his fifth season in the NFL.