The Tampa Bay Buccaneers failed to make some noise during the 2021-22 NFL Playoffs and it certainly didn't help that the team was without Chris Godwin. The star wide receiver tore his ACL during Week 15, leaving the Bucs without one of their top pass-catchers.
Fans were hoping that Godwin would be ready for the start of the 2022 NFL season. While that's entirely still possible, the latest update on his injury status could be quite concerning for some.
Chris Godwin Injury Update
Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles updated the media on Godwin's rehab status on Tuesday, saying that the wideout is "better than where he was" back in March "but not where he needs to be." Bowles added that there's no timetable yet for a return.
Training camps won't open for another few months, giving Godwin a bit more time to rehab. However, considering how he didn't have a return timetable back in March either, it's understandable that fans a growing worried as the season nears.
Godwin has been one of the top wide receivers since breaking out in 2018. He's averaged 77 receptions, 1,029.5 receiving yards and seven touchdowns over that stretch.
Needless to say, the Bucs will be worse off if they're forced to begin the 2022 campaign with Godwin. Sure, they still have Mike Evans, Russell Gage and Cameron Brate to handle pass-catching duties, but there's no doubt that the overall passing game is weaker without Godwin.
Fortunately, Godwin's injury status hasn't forced the Buccaneers' championship odds to take a hit just yet. Tampa Bay is still +750 (No. 2) to go on and win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, only trailing the Buffalo Bills (+650).
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