Chris Godwin in concussion protocol ahead of Week 2 game vs. Panthers
This was obviously disappointing following their exciting offseason that saw the team add so many big names, including quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Those additions paired with superstar wide receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans meant that Tampa Bay was set to have one of the most dangerous passing attacks in football.
However, they might already be running into an issue. According to Jenna Laine of ESPN on Twitter, Chris Godwin is in concussion protocol.
Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol, per Bruce Arians. He did not show symptoms initially, which is why he participated in a Zoom call with us yesterday. He said they’re being very, very cautious.
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) September 16, 2020
The Buccaneers face off with the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. Now, Carolina might not be considered the same type of threat as New Orleans, but this injury is a significant blow to a Bucs team who can’t afford any issues moving forward.
In Week 1, the Panthers dropped a game to the Las Vegas Raiders 34-30. They are a fellow NFL South division rival, however. Moreover, they have a lot of potential to burst the Bucs’ bubble.
In 2019, Godwin finished the season with 86 receptions for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns. All of those were career-highs. The craziest part is, he managed to do that in just 14 games. Then in Week 1 of this season, the wide receiver racked up a solid six receptions for 79 yards. Clearly he is ready for a big follow up to that massive breakout season.
With that in mind though, Godwin will need to stay healthy in order to do that. So the question is, will he be available for Week 2? The good news is, Godwin was not showing any symptoms at first. But it sounds like the Buccaneers want to be very very cautious with their star wide receiver.
That makes sense too, as he is still just 24 and should have a long and successful career ahead of him. No reason to put that in jeopardy because you wanted him in a Week 2 game one year.
We should know Godwin’s status for the game within the next few days, so keep your eyes and ears open for any more news surrounding the star wide receiver.