Chris Godwin, Buccaneers

Chris Godwin ‘Close To’ 100% Following 2021 ACL Injury

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin says he didn’t feel himself for the entire 2022 season.

It’s no surprise, considering he sustained an ACL injury in 2021. Nonetheless, Chris Godwin finished 2022 with 1,000 + yards receiving, his third such season. His 1,023 yards and 104 catches were 21st and eighth in the NFL.

Where you started to see the injury catch up with Chris Godwin was with his yards per reception. His 9.8 in 2022 represents a career low for him. His three touchdowns were the lowest since his rookie year.


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With a proper preseason to get fit this year, Godwin can start working on his game again instead of just his fitness.

“It was a night and day difference between last year and this year,” Godwin said. “To be out here now, it’s a blessing. It was a lot of hard work. Like you said, I took some much-needed rest right after the season. But I’m feeling really good. I feel really good with where I’m at. It’s a fresh year, fresh opportunities for myself and all the guys around.”


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“I think I’m very close to it, I feel like a lot of my explosion is coming back,” he said. “I feel very comfortable with the things that I’m working on. It feels really good to be able to have the opportunity to work on my skill development this offseason, as opposed to just working to rehab an injury.”

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