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Chris Godwin: 5 best landing spots in NFL Free Agency if Buccaneers don’t re-sign him

Chris Godwin NFL Free Agency

After suffering a torn ACL late in the season and being forced to miss the playoffs, Chris Godwin is on pace to make his return early next year. With Tom Brady officially announcing his retirement earlier today, Rob Gronkowski probably walking away from the game for good, and the team already paying a ton of money to Mike Evans who’s signed on for two more seasons, Godwin’s return to Tampa Bay may not be a sure thing for the 2022-23 NFL year. Especially if he’s unable to get the salary offer he’s hoping for from the Buccaneers this offseason.

Now that the Bucs are going to be facing some franchise altering changes this summer and Godwin will be seeking a big payday that he likely won’t get, it may be in his best interest to test out the free agency market and weigh his options. Let’s now discuss the five best free agent landing spots for the star wideout if the Bucs don’t re-sign him this offseason.

Chris Godwin NFL Free Agency Landing Spots

Chris Godwin Dolphins

This move would allow him to stay in The Sunshine State while joining a young up-and-comer with the depth and talent to challenge the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots for the AFC East crown. On the Dolphins, Godwin would join a stellar receiving corps featuring Jaylen Waddle, DeVante Parker, Mike Gesicki, and Will Fuller while giving Tua Tagovailoa another deep threat to work with.

In Miami, Godwin would be a game-changing acquisition that could help lead this youthful and athletic squad on a deep playoff run. Plus with his championship pedigree and postseason experience, he’d be the ultimate veteran leader for this dynamic Dolphins squad that’s still yet to reach its full potential.

Chris Godwin Saints

With the Saints undergoing a slew of changes over the past few seasons, this could be Godwin’s chance to help reel in a new era in The Big Easy. They’ll be in need of another star wideout with Michael Thomas still recovering from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for all of the 2021-22 NFL season.

Between the versatile skillsets of Taysom Hill and Alvin Kamara and the team lacking a reliable set of hands in the passing game, Godwin would perfectly fill this void for New Orleans and in due time he and Thomas could form an elite receiving duo that would torch opposing secondary’s on a weekly basis. This would be a move that could get the Saints back into postseason relevance.

Chris Godwin Ravens

After barely missing out on the playoffs and battling through a series of injuries and several players being placed in COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the Baltimore Ravens will undoubtedly be back with a vengeance next season. In Baltimore, Chris Godwin could form killer on-field chemistry with Lamar Jackson and they might even become one of the league’s best quarterback/receiver duos in the NFL.

With a receiving corps of Marquise Brown, Sammy Watkins, Mark Andrews, and Rashad Bateman, Godwin would be joining an electric offensive unit and could be the star receiver this team needs to win back the AFC North and make a Super Bowl run in 2023. On the Ravens, Godwin would be able to get more touches and thrive in a fast-paced offense led by Action Jackson.

Chris Godwin Bills

Fresh off their thrilling divisional round performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills will definitely look to get over the hump next season and make their first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. With All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen at the helm, and an explosive offense featuring Stefon Diggs, Devin Singletary, Cole Beasley, Emmanuel Sanders, and Dawson Knox, Godwin would fit right in.

He’d be able to have another Pro Bowl caliber season while adding to Buffalo’s already dynamic aerial assault in their quest for championship gold. The addition of Chris Godwin would make the Bills versatile offense even more unstoppable and possibly the missing link to them winning it all next season.

Chris Godwin Chargers 

Now that there’s the looming possibility that Mike Williams may leave the team in free agency, this creates an opening for the Chargers at wide receiver. Plus with another All-Pro wideout in Godwin also set to be a free agent, this would be an ideal replacement for Los Angeles if Williams decides to take his talents elsewhere during NFL Free Agency.

Going from playing with first-ballot Hall-Of-Famer Tom Brady to playing alongside rising superstar Justin Herbert would be the ultimate luxury for Godwin and he’d definitely form an electric receiving corps with Keenan Allen, Jared Cook, Josh Palmer, and Donald Parham. Between all the speed and agility being brought by them and the always reliable rushing attack led by Austin Ekeler, the Chargers would be just as dominant if not more so with the addition of Godwin.

This would also give Herbert another reliable target and clutch playmaker during pivotal games throughout the season. If the Bolts want to avoid being empty handed in the case that Williams leaves town, then pursuing Godwin during free agency would be a wise move for them to make during the summer of 2022.