Buccaneers Fans Will Love This Chris Godwin Contract Update

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will love the latest Chris Godwin contract update.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will love the latest Chris Godwin contract update. / Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL's franchise tag window opened on Friday, moving the league one step closer to March's free agency period. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the cash-strapped teams with a lot of decisions to make, especially when it concerns former All-Pro wide receiver Chris Godwin.

Fortunately for Buccaneers fans, the latest Godwin contract update is promising — especially when it concerns his long-term future.

Chris Godwin Contract

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reported Friday that the Buccaneers would love to sign Godwin to a long-term contract ahead of the March 8 franchise tag deadline. Although, his ACL injury from last season could prove to be an obstacle.

While Godwin underwent successful surgery in January and should be fully healed in time for the start of the 2022 NFL season, it's understandable that the Buccaneers are hesitant. After all, it's tough to commit to a lot of term and money when the team is uncertain about whether or not he can still compete at the same level.

Godwin enjoyed another productive campaign with Tampa Bay in 2021. He paced his teammates when it came to targets (127), receptions (98) and receiving yards (1,103) while finding the end zone five times.

With Tom Brady retiring and Rob Gronkowski hitting free agency, the Buccaneers' passing game could be in shambles if Godwin leaves. He's also one of the top available free agents, meaning he'll likely see his fair share of suitors who are willing to throw a lot of cash at him.

The Buccaneers currently have +2600 odds (T-No. 12) to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Ensuring that Godwin is on their roster to begin the 2022 season would go a long way in maintaining (or even improving) those odds.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.