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3 Teams Who Should Pursue Trade For Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin

What Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin was able to accomplish during 2022 was quite impressive. Chris Godwin suffered a severe injury in 2021, missing the final three games of the regular season but he was back in time for the start of the 2022 campaign.

Things were tough again for him in the early going as he suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1. That injury cost Chris Godwin two games, but he more than made up for it when he was back on the field.

In 15 games, Chris Godwin caught 104 passes for 1,023 yards and three touchdowns. Given how bad the Buccaneers’ offense was and the injury he was coming back from, that is a remarkable performance.

But, with Tom Brady now heading off into retirement, things could change in Tampa Bay. They are more than $50 million over the salary cap and have to figure out a plan of action. It could involve trading away some veterans, such as Chris Godwin. Where could he land in a trade? Here are three teams who should pursue a deal for him.

3. Tennessee Titans

The 2022 season was a mess offensively for the Tennessee Titans. Despite having all-world running back Derrick Henry leading the way, their offense ranked 28th in points for and 30th in yardage gained. Their passing offense was especially poor, ranking 30th in yards and 28th in touchdowns.

There are some questions about who will be under center for the Titans in 2023 as they could move on from Ryan Tannehill. Regardless of who is at quarterback, this is an offense that needs to upgrade its weapons.

Beyond 2022 first-round pick Treylon Burks, there isn’t much to get excited about. Acquiring Chris Godwin would give the team a reliable set of hands to take some pressure off of Burks until he is ready to take on a bigger role. They had hoped Robert Woods would help coming back from injury, but he looked like a shell of himself.

2. Baltimore Ravens

The No. 1 goal for the Baltimore Ravens this offseason should be retaining Lamar Jackson. With him in the lineup, they looked like legitimate contenders. In the last two years, his injuries have derailed their seasons.

Figuring out a contract to bring him back is of the utmost importance. But, even if they do not re-sign him, this is an offense that needs to upgrade its weapons. The Ravens have done nothing to upgrade their weapons after trading No. 1 receiver Marquise Brown during the 2022 NFL Draft.

Chris Godwin would be an excellent addition at wide receiver to pair with Rashod Bateman and tight end Mark Andrews. That would be a strong trio for any quarterback to target. When you add in what running back J.K. Dobbins can bring to the table, this would have the makings of one of the best offenses in the NFL.

1. Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts were another team that fell well short of expectations in 2022. They were considered a Super Bowl dark horse after acquiring Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons, but things didn’t pan out.

Ryan was a disaster, turning the ball over at an alarming rate. Along with the injury to running back Jonathan Taylor, the offense was derailed. Getting another pass-catching weapon into the fold this offseason would be a good move.

Chris Godwin can slot right into the lineup as a versatile receiver capable of lining up all over the formation. His presence would make life easier for Michael Pittman Jr. and give the team some insurance in case 2022 second-round pick Alec Pierce doesn’t pan out.

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