WR Chris Godwin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 209Born: 2-27-1996College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 2017

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2019 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 3 / 53 / 1 rec)

Godwin shined as Howard turned the ball over and Evans was ineffective. He worked mostly as the slot receiver with Perriman and Evans outside. His first catch showed some nifty athleticism as he secured the ball while simultaneously spinning away from a defender who got to him the same time the ball did. Godwin dodged the tackle and darted up the sideline for extra yardage after the spin. Godwin scored in the third quarter, working his way open on a crossing route in the end zone as Winston scrambled to extend the play. He finished with a team-high six targets and five completions.

2019 Week 2 vs CAR (9 / 8 / 121 / 1 rec)

Godwin was again more effective than Evans, turning nine targets into a team-high eight receptions and 121 yards. Winston hit him on an out route for the first play of the game, with Godwin dodging a tackle and darting up the sideline for extra yards. The two connected on a skinny post for a nice gain later in the 1st. Godwin made a tough catch on a slant route that was thrown behind him at the end of the 1st quarter. Godwin found paydirt again as he split out wide right and got open on a post route for a touchdown late in the 2nd quarter. Godwin got loose on a deep crossing route in the 3rd for his biggest gain of the day, 24 yards.

2019 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

Godwin was demoted back to his "1b" roll as Mike Evans and Jameis Winston took advantage of a big mismatch with Janoris Jenkins. There weren't many scraps to go around as Winston stayed locked on to Evans to the tune of 190 yards and three touchdowns. Godwin only drew four targets to Evans' fifteen, securing three for 40 yards total. At this point Godwin and Evans have both shown the potential to have big days in this offense, depending on the matchups.

2019 Week 4 vs LAR (14 / 12 / 172 / 2 rec)

Godwin drew the winning matchup this week as Winston peppered him with 14 targets total, twice as many as Mike Evans or any other receiver. Winston hit him up the seam on the first play of the game. Winston hit him on a deep post later in the drive and Godwin was tackled inside the 5 yard line. Godwin caught a bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and turned in into a nice gain in the 2nd quarter. Godwin was tackled inside the red zone again in the 2nd quarter when he took a deep post all the way to the 3 yard line, but he did manage to cap that drive with a touchdown catch two plays later on an out route from Winston. Godwin scored again on the next drive after Lavonte David returned an interception of Jared Goff down to the 9 yard line. Godwin caught a WR bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and lowered his shoulder to blast a defensive back on his way to a touchdown at the front pylon. Godwin secured 12 of his 14 targets, posting the best stat line of his career.

2019 Week 5 vs NO (9 / 7 / 125 / 2 rec)

With the Saints game-planning to stop Evans with extra coverage, Godwin was able to work open on short and intermediate routes from the slot, drawing a team high 9 targets that he converted into two touchdowns and 125 yards. He was the only receiver Winston could get anything going with. Godwin capped a late 1st quarter drive with a touchdown, working his way across the field from the right slot where Winston found him behind the linebackers in coverage. Godwin caught a slant in the New Orleans red zone and nearly found the end zone again as he was tackled at the 2 yard line. Peyton Barber eventually finished that drive off with a 2 yard touchdown run. Godwin's longest catch of the day was a 26 yard gain on a deep post route in the 4th quarter. Godwin broke several tackles and scored with a few seconds left in the game on a skinny post from Winston. The final touchdown narrowed the Saints' lead to seven points, but the Bucs couldn't recover the onside kick with less than a minute left in the game.

2019 Week 6 vs CAR (12 / 10 / 151 / 0 rec)

Godwin topped 100 yards again with another outstanding performance. He was second to Mike Evans(17 targets) with 12 targets, but he was much more efficient. With Winston turning the ball over like it was his job, Tampa Bay quickly fell behind and had to ramp up the passing attack. Godwin was able to get open consistently all over the field, though he and Winston couldn't connect deep as the Panthers kept a tight lid on the pass coverage. Godwin showed off some nifty running after the catch after securing 19 yard gain on a WR bubble screen in the 1st quarter. His longest reception was a seam route from Winston that picked up 26 yards in the 4th quarter. Godwin didn't score this week, but he sniffed the end zone in the 4th quarter when he caught a curl route and was tackled at the 2 yard line.

2019 Week 8 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Godwin played second fiddle to Mike Evans in this one as Evans dominated the downfield passing game as well as red zone looks. Godwin made lemonade out of lemons on a broken play in the 1st quarter, catching a shallow crossing route from Winston and making some nice moves after the catch to pick up positive yardage. He was targeted in the end zone but overthrown by Winston on a 1st quarter drive that eventually ended in a field goal. Godwin picked up a two-point conversion on the Bucs' first drive of the 2nd half of play. He made an impressive leaping effort on a 3rd quarter out route, then finished with a short reception on the final drive of the game. Godwin finished with 8 targets, second to Evans with 12.

2019 Week 9 vs SEA (9 / 7 / 61 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

Godwin was second to Evans with 9 targets, snagging 6 total on a day that he was unable to break the big plays. Evans had another monster day, but Godwin was still able to generate a respectable 61 yards. He grabbed his first target late in the 1st quarter for short gain on an out route. He had a nice run after the catch on a WR bubble screen later in the 2nd quarter. Godwin set up Mike Evans' touchdown at the end of the 2nd quarter with a slant route that he took to the Seattle 6 yard line. He came up short of first down yardage with a bubble screen on 3rd and long in the 3rd quarter. Godwin also had an 8 yard carry on a end-around in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 10 vs ARI (12 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)

Godwin drew a team-high 12 targets, but couldn't get on the same page with Winston, who threw two interceptions while trying to force the ball to Godwin. Godwin picked up most of his 74 yards on a gritty 49 yard catch and run late in the 4th quarter. He had another nifty catch and run on a bubble screen that was called back for a holding penalty on Breshad Perriman in the 3rd quarter, costing him a huge chunk of yardage. Godwin caught a beautiful toe-tapper on the sideline to convert 3rd down on a 3rd quarter drive. HIs big highlight came late in the 4th, as Winston hit him in stride on a deep post route. Godwin absorbed a hard hit while collecting the ball, but bounced off of the defender and turned on the jets, picking up 49 yards total. Winston targeted Godwin in the end zone at the end of the drive, but the receiver couldn't secure the pass against tight coverage.

2019 Week 11 vs NO (6 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)

Godwin, like Evans, couldn't get much going on a day when the coaching staff seemed determined to feature Cameron Brate just to spite OJ Howard. Winston was looking for Godwin deep on his second interception, but underthrew the pass where it was tipped from one defender to another. Godwin finally got on the board with a short crossing route in the 3rd. Godwin collected most of his yards on a nifty catch and run in the 3rd quarter. Winston hit him on a crossing route from the left slot, and Godwin wove his way through 30 yards through the secondary to walk into the end zone untouched.

2019 Week 12 vs ATL (8 / 7 / 184 / 2 rec)

Godwin exploded for another huge performance, catching everything thrown his way as he consistently got open downfield for chunk yardage plays. Godwin's first touchdown was beautiful seam route, with Winston tossing the ball perfectly between two defenders. Godwin snagged the pass between the two Falcons and took off for a 71 yard score. Two drives later, Winston hit Godwin deep for gains of 22 and 30 yards, setting the Bucs up inside the Atlanta red zone. Godwin sealed the drive with a brilliant catch from the 1 yard line. Winston threw the ball behind him, and Godwin was forced to pull in a one-handed circus catch while his defender flattened him with a crushing tackle, but somehow he held on for the score. Godwin very nearly scored again before halftime as he hauled in a deep post for 26 yards before finally being tackled at the 3 yard line. Godwin cooled off a bit in the second half with the Bucs playing with a lead. He picked up another 33 yards on a catch and run down the left sideline late in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 13 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

Godwin drew one of his lowest target totals of the season(6) on a day that Winston just couldn't get on the same page with his two main targets and didn't toss any touchdowns. Godwin just couldn't get open downfield this week, catching everything within a few yards of the line of scrimmage. He made another circus catch to bail Winston out and prevent an interception out on a poorly thrown pass in the 1st quarter. He nearly hit paydirt in the second quarter on a WR screen that he ran 27 yards to the Jacksonville 1 yard line, setting up an easy touchdown run for Peyton Barber.

2018 Week 1 vs NO (4 / 3 / 41 / 1 rec)

Godwin worked in the third receiver spot with Humphries, depending on the offensive personnel grouping. He started his day with a beautiful diving catch up the right seam near the end of the first quarter. Fitzpatrick found him again on a skinny post early in the 2nd. Godwin fumbled at the end of the catch and run but was able to recover the ball. Godwin made a strongly contested catch just over the front pylon of the end zone late in the second quarter for the Bucs' third touchdown of the game. He split out wide right of the formation, putting a double move on his defender before hauling in the score. Despite the hot start, Godwin was only targeted once in the second half. He could see more targets next week if Jackson misses time with his concussion.

2018 Week 2 vs PHI (6 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)

Godwin scored for the second week in a row as he rotated in with Evans, Jackson, and Humphries. He was targeted 6 total times, second only to Evans. Godwin had a nice catch on a deep curl route up the seam early in the second quarter, pushing a pile of defenders down the field for extra yards at the end of the play. Fitzpatrick hit Godwin on a skinny post for a 17 yard pickup at the end of the second quarter, and the two connected at the end of the drive for a touchdown. Godwin worked his way wide open in the back corner of the end zone, making it easy for Fitzpatrick.

2018 Week 3 vs PIT (10 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)

Godwin piled up 10 targets, second only to Evans, and found paydirt for the third game in a row. His day started out shaky as he dropped a 3rd down conversion on the first drive of the game, but he took a hard hit while trying to secure the pass. Godwin killed a 2nd quarter drive with a bad fumble. He started to turn his day around halfway through the 2nd with a big catch up the seam that converted 3rd and 14. Godwin nearly had a touchdown at the end of the 2nd quarter, but he dropped the ball as he was driven to the ground by a couple of defenders. Later in the 3rd quarter, Godwin made an amazing diving catch on a post route, and nearly had another touchdown, but Pittsburgh challenged that Godwin had been downed by contact before getting up and sprinting for the touchdown. Godwin caught a WR screen later in the same series and weaved his way down the left sideline to convert 3rd and long. Fitzpatrick found Godwin in the back of the end zone with a jump ball in the 4th quarter, making it 3 straight weeks Godwin has found the end zone.

2018 Week 4 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Godwin got his usual snaps in the receiver rotation, but didn't draw a target until securing a couple of 11 yard gains from Winston in the 4th quarter, the second one converting 4th and 3 and taking Tampa Bay into the Chicago red zone.

2018 Week 6 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 56 / 1 rec)

Godwin tied with Jackson for a team-high 9 targets, working all over the field in a variety of routes. Godwin caught a quick slant on Winston's first pass attempt of the game. He caught a short out route for a minimal gain in the 2nd quarter. Godwin was the target on Winston's second interception, but there wasn't much he could do as the QB made an ill-advised pass into triple coverage in the end zone. Godwin got blown up trying to bring the ball down, and Atlanta secured the pass after it popped straight up into the air. Godwin scored early in the 4th quarter, working his way open in the end zone as Winston faked a handoff to Barber from the 8 yard line. Godwin made an amazing save on a pass that Cameron Brate bobbled several times later in the 4th, plucking the ball from the air while two defenders dragged Brate to the ground.

2018 Week 7 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)

Godwin started his day with a big catch up the seam late in the 1st quarter, securing the ball with an athletic, leaping catch. Godwin followed it up with another big reception on the next play, taking a big shot from a defender while he stretched out for the ball. After another short curl route in the 2nd quarter, he was quiet until overtime. Godwin's biggest catch of the day was a 23 yard corner route in OT that took the Bucs into Cleveland territory on the game-winning drive. Godwin out-snapped Adam Humphries and Desean Jackson in week 7, trailing only Mike Evans for WR snaps.

2018 Week 8 vs CIN (7 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)

Godwin drew 7 targets, but couldn't get much going until late in the 2nd quarter when he secured a skinny post to convert 3rd and long with a 20 yard gain. Godwin did pick up a two point conversion, securing a laser pass from Fitzpatrick with just over a minute left in the game to tie the score up.

2018 Week 9 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)

Godwin had only 15 yards on one reception before he got loose up the right sideline for a 25 yard gain early in the 4th quarter. His 3 targets were a season low as Humphries and Evans dominated the looks in the passing game.

2018 Week 10 vs WAS (7 / 7 / 103 / 0 rec)

Godwin led the receiving core with 103 yards, securing all 7 of his targets as he worked all over the short and intermediate passing game. Godwin got his day started with a skinny post route on Tampa's first offensive drive of the game. He converted 3rd and short with a curl route early in the 2nd quarter. Fitzpatrick hit Godwin over the middle on a play action post route later in the 2nd quarter. Godwin fumbled after a big gain up the left seam in the 4th quarter, but Jacquizz Rodgers managed to recover the ball. Fitzpatrick hit him again later in the drive for another 1st down on a curl route. Godwin tripped and fell down on an out route later in the drive, but still managed to get back up and catch another 1st down. Godwin caught one final curl route on the last play of the game and slipped a couple of tackles for an 18 yard gain. His 7 targets were second only to check down specialist Rodgers(8) and Jackson(8).

2018 Week 11 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)

Godwin caught everything thrown his way, but unfortunately only drew 3 targets in a week that saw him far down the pecking order of the Tampa Bay receiving core. Godwin caught a slant early in the 1st for a nice gain. Winston connected with Godwin on a deep curl route up the left seam soon after entering the game in the 3rd quarter. Godwin caught an out route early in the 4th and danced up the sidelines for a nifty gain.

2018 Week 12 vs SF (4 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

Godwin had an efficient day, securing all 4 of his targets, but couldn't break any big plays or find the end zone. He hauled in a short out route from Winston at the end of the 1st quarter. The two connected again on a short curl route during the 2 minute offense at the end of the first half. Godwin checked in again late in the 3rd quarter with a nice gain on a skinny post route. He hauled in a swing route from the left slot for 1st down yardage at the end of the quarter.

2018 Week 13 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 101 / 1 rec)

Godwin took advantage of Desean Jackson's absence with several big plays and a team-high 101 yards. He worked primarily outside opposite Evans with Humphries in the slot. Godwin hauled in a jump ball over his defender on the first drive of the game, converting 3rd and short. Godwin caught a deep post route on play action early in the 2nd quarter and got loose in the secondary for a 48 yard catch and run, the longest passing play of the game. Godwin made an athletic catch for a touchdown at the end of the 1st half. He lined up wide right of the formation and worked his way open in the back of the end zone while Winston bought time with his feet. Godwin converted 3rd and long with an 18 yard reception on a deep out route halfway through the 3rd.

2018 Week 14 vs NO (10 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Godwin drew team-high 10 targets but was horribly inefficient, converting them to just one reception for 13 yards. Corner Eli Apple followed him for much of the day with great success. Winston targeted him in the end zone on Tampa Bay's first offensive drive, but Godwin couldn't get his hands on the pass. Winston overthrew him on a deep route later in the 1st. Godwin was targeted with a deep ball in the end zone in the 2nd quarter, but got tripped up by incidental contact with his defender. Godwin actually fumbled his reception in the 2nd quarter, but Cameron Brate was able to recover the 13 yard gain. Winston overthrew him again on a 3rd quarter deep ball as the two struggled to get on the same page.

2018 Week 15 vs BAL (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Godwin had another day to forget as Winston threw for only 157 yards total. He outright dropped his first target, a wide-open skinny post route that hit him right in the hands. In his defense, the rain was falling pretty heavily at the time of the play. Godwin had a nice gain called back for holding on the offensive line early in the 2nd quarter. Winston targeted Godwin in the back of the end zone in the 3rd quarter, but the receiver was knocked down by incidental contact.

2018 Week 16 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

Godwin saw his opportunities dwindle as Desean Jackson returned from injury and Evans and Humphries drew 10 and 12 targets, respectively. Godwin caught a crossing route in the 1st quarter for first down yardage. He picked up 8 yards with a diving catch on the sideline later in the same drive. Godwin caught a deep curl route and broke a tackle for a nice run up the left sideline early in the 3rd quarter. Jackson could miss next week with a new foot injury.

2018 Week 17 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 114 / 2 rec)

Godwin and Evans posted nearly identical stat lines, with both receivers pulling in 6 of 9 targets for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. Godwin hauled his first target in during the 1st quarter with an athletic grab over a defender on the left sideline. Winston hit him on the sideline for another short gain early in the 2nd quarter. Godwin piled up yards in the last two minutes of the 1st half. He marched the Bucs downfield with a 25 yard reception and a 30 yard touchdown. Godwin beat his defender down the left sideline on the touchdown, snagging the ball with a beautiful high point catch in the end zone. The Falcons quickly went three and out, giving the Bucs a few seconds left, which was long enough for Winston to find Godwin for another big gain on a deep post route. Godwin caught the ball on a two point conversion attempt in the 4th quarter, but was tackled short of the goal line. Godwin scored again late in the 4th quarter. He lined up tight to the line on the left side of the formation and caught a skinny post between defenders, then dragged one of them into the end zone with a great effort after the catch. With Desean Jackson looking like he's going to be cut or traded this offseason, Godwin is poised for more work next year as the outside receiver opposite Mike Evans.

2017 Week 3 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)

Godwin hauled in a post route for a nice gain on Tampa's opening offensive drive. He was quiet until the 4th quarter, when he secured a nice gain on another post route and followed it with a deep comeback. Godwin finished the day catching 3 of 3 targets for 44 yards.

2017 Week 5 vs NE (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Godwin caught a quick slant in the 2nd quarter, bouncing off a big hit to pick up a few extra yards. It was his only target of the day, as he did not see much action other than replacing Desean Jackson late in the 4th.

2017 Week 6 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Godwin lined up wide left and caught a quick curl route from Fitzpatrick to convert 3rd and short in the 2nd quarter, his only target.

2017 Week 7 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Godwin did not see many offensive snaps or targets, hauling in his only look for a 5 yard gain as Winston focused on his top 4 weapons in the passing game.

2017 Week 8 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Godwin came into the game in the 2nd quarter in a 5WR set, mixing in occasionally as the Bucs tried different formations to get the offense moving. He split out wide left and caught a curl route in the 2nd. Godwin also made a great special teams play when he downed a punt on the Panthers 2 yard line. He saw more snaps later in the 4th quarter as the team moved to more 4WR and 5WR sets.

2017 Week 9 vs NO (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Godwin lined up in a 4WR set and caught a quick screen pass behind the line of scrimmage in the 3rd quarter, gaining a few yards on the run after the catch.

2017 Week 10 vs NYJ (10 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)

Godwin got the start for Mike Evans while the star receiver served his one-game suspension. The rookie tied Desean Jackson with a team-high 10 targets. Godwin lined up wide left and caught a curl route to convert 3rd and 7 and extend the Bucs first scoring drive in the 1st quarter. Fitzpatrick hit Godwin on a skinny post for a gain of 20 on the first offensive play of the 2nd half. Godwin caught a deep comeback down the left sideline late in the 3rd and nearly broke a tackle for a much bigger gain on the play. Fitzpatrick targeted Godwin on deep ball down the right sideline on the next play, but couldn't connect against tight coverage. . Godwin caught another short curl route in the 4th and spun away from several tacklers for extra yards. Godwin also recovered New York's onside kick attempt at the end of the game, securing the win for the Bucs.

2017 Week 11 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

Godwin did not see much action until the 4th quarter, but his two receptions moved the Bucs down the field for the go-ahead field goal at the end of the game. He hauled in a deep comeback route on the right sideline for a 24 yard gain, then caught another comeback up the left seam for a gain of 14, putting Tampa in field goal range with his only two targets of the day.

2017 Week 12 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Godwin saw limited action on offense, working mostly on special teams. He lined up wide left and caught a deep post route late in the 3rd quarter for a 17 yard gain.

2017 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Godwin saw limited snaps on offense. He lined up in a bunch formation tight to the line and caught a quick slant at the end of the 2nd quarter for a short gain. He split out wide right early in the 3rd quarter and showed great speed on a skinny post that picked up 17 yards. He was not targeted for the rest of the contest. Godwin was targeted in the end zone early in the 4th quarter, but was well defended on a short curl route.

2017 Week 14 vs DET (6 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)

Godwin led the team in catches and yards, working alongside Evans and Jackson throughout the contest. He lined up in the right slot in a 5 WR set and ran a fly route right up the seam in the 2nd, hauling in a deep pass while taking a big shot to the back. Godwin lined up in the right slot and caught a swing route behind the line of scrimmage in the 3rd, spinning around a pair of tacklers for extra yardage. WInston hit Godwin on a deep post route for a 19 yard gain later in the same drive. Godwin hauled in another big catch up the seam later in the 3rd.

2017 Week 15 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Despite a rash of injuries in the receiving core, Godwin wasn't targeted until the 4th quarter when he made an amazing catch in traffic on a seam route from the left wide receiver position.

2017 Week 16 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 98 / 0 rec)

Godwin stepped up in the place of Desean Jackson. He caught his first target in stride on a skinny post and nearly took it to the house at the end of the 2nd quarter. The 70 yard gain was his longest reception of his rookie season and the longest completion of QB Winston's career. Goodwin lined up in a three receiver bunch formation on 3rd and goal at the end of the first half and let a touchdown bounce off his hands on an easy curl route. Winston fired a jump ball Godwin's way in the end zone during the 3rd quarter, but Godwin never had a chance at it. Godwin finished the day second to Evans in targets, reception, and yards.

2017 Week 17 vs NO (12 / 7 / 111 / 1 rec)

Godwin had some opportunities open up opposite Mike Evans, as Evans drew Marcus Lattimore in coverage on the majority of his routes. Godwin got started with a quick out route early in the 1st quarter. He lined up wide right and caught a deep out route for a big gain early in the 2nd quarter. He nearly scored at the end of the same drive, but was deemed down at the half yard line after stretching the ball across the goal line on a short out route. Godwin secured a corner route for an 18 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. He broke two tackles after catching a 4th quarter curl route, setting the Bucs up in the New Orleans red zone. Godwin caught the game-winning touchdown with just 9 seconds left in the game. He lined up wide right and beat his man down the sideline, hauling in a bomb from Wilson to end his rookie season on a high note.