The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started losing their receivers toward the end of the 2021 campaign. Of course, Antonio Brown’s memorable meltdown against the New York Jets stands out as the most notable example. But soon after that announcement, star wide receiver Chris Godwin also suffered an ACL tear. The Bucs lost two of their top wide receivers in the course of a month.
Godwin has, thankfully, been making a slow but steady comeback. The wide receiver made his debut during the Buccaneers’ training camp and played well. Chris Godwin still has a ways to go before fully recovering from his knee injury, according to head coach Todd Bowles. (via Rick Stroud)
#BucsTodd Bowles, the coach, on Chris Godwin’s return. The fact that he is out there is good. Says Godwin is a long way from returning to a full practice schedule, so we shouldn’t get our hopes up.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 5, 2022
Once more making a splash in the free-agent market, the Buccaneers added ex-rival Julio Jones to their roster. Jones will be a part of a team that is brimming with talent. One of the league’s most lethal WR corps will be made up of Godwin, Mike Evans, and Russell Gage. Although they will undoubtedly have health issues, few teams can compete with them when they are at full strength.
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The Buccaneers want tо reclaim their fоrmer glоry after a heartbreaking lоss in the 2021 playоffs. Can they win a secоnd champiоnship in three years?