Chris Godwin out for season with torn ACL

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The Buccaneers have lost one of their top offensive playmakers as they attempt to repeat as champions.

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin suffered a torn ACL and is done for the season and postseason, according to multiple reports.

The initial indications after Godwin took a hard hit to his knee on Sunday night were that he would miss the rest of the regular season but return for the postseason. An MRI today, however, showed more significant damage.

Godwin is the Bucs’ leading receiver with 98 catches for 1,103 yards this season. He’s a big loss for Tampa Bay.

It’s also a devastating injury for Godwin personally, as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and the injury could hinder his ability to maximize his next contract.

25 responses to “Chris Godwin out for season with torn ACL

  1. Huge loss. He was having a big year. Hopefully he’s healthy by start of next season.

    Also a good thing Bucs didn’t cut AB.

  2. PJ Williams hit was legal, but the NFL should consider outlawing that blind-side low hit to the knees.

    Players want more protection for the legs more than their head.

  3. Huge loss as Godwin is probably the Bucs most valuable offensive player – the guy that does a lot of the dirty work to help them move the chains. Tough break for a guy that has always seemed team first and was in line for a huge payday

  4. Unfortunately the Bucs will not return to the Super Bowl without Godwin. And this will lower his free-agent number next year. He may end up signing a 1 year deal.

  5. It was a cheap shot that he celebrated after the hit. Tough one for CG. He was going to get paid. And we wonder why these guys don’t want to risk everything under franchise tag.

  6. Funny I keep hearing about the NFL needs to protect defenseless receivers in these situations. You know who else needs to he looking over the safety of their receivers? The QB. Brady got Goodwin absolutely smoked and is the reason he got hurt.

  7. Just because a hit is legal, doesn’t mean players should do it to each other. They should look out for one another a little bit. That was still a cheap IMO.

  8. They’re still loaded – Brown is back now and Scotty Miller is way underutilized. Plus, they have three good (one great) TE’s. Oh, I forgot to mention Mike Evans…

  9. Yes…that’s what it looked like. His knee bent in a very unnatural way. Good Luck & prayers for a speedy recovery Mr Godwin!

  10. The worst part of an ACL tear at this point of the season,…. he’s pretty much done for the 2022 season also. Highly unlikely he is ready again until November 2022.

  11. Season over for the Bucs and Brady. Godwin is the best player on that team. But he won’t have to worry about his next contract– Brady the GM will take good care of him.

  12. Typical for the Saints. Players know that’s how they play. I agree that Brady could do a better job protecting his receivers. PJ Williams also almost got Gronk’ knees on a seam route in the 2nd half. Dangerous player. Lack of respect between players is just unfortunate. Injury will cost Godwin a lot of money.

  13. Season over for the Bucs and Brady. Godwin is the best player on that team. But he won’t have to worry about his next contract– Brady the GM will take good care of him.
    Tampa has a boatload of starters who will be UFA's at the end of this season. And only $32 mil in cap space,… and that's factoring a $210 mil cap. Go look on Spotrac. JPP, Jensen, Suh, Gronk, Fournett, AB, OJ, and more.

  14. Tampa fans crying about Saints players yet a horse collar tackle took out Winston for the year by Tampa. How can their fans cry about anything seriously. Brady is the reason the injury happened.

  15. Yup, just watch Williams torpedoe himself full speed at players knees. That’s his game. Legal tackle? Yes. But dirtier and more lethal than a headshot to a players career IMO. Then for him to celebrate that hit with the player down is shameful.

  16. Well feel bad about it but was and is legal.

    Unlike the one that took out Winston playing on a prove it deal.

    I feel more for Winston.

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