Chris Godwin makes perfect sense as the Browns top free agent priority
After suffering a torn ACL late in the season and forcing him to miss the playoffs, Chris Godwin is set to become a free agent and expects to make a return early in the 2022 campaign.
The 25-year-old receiver has proven to be a reliable slot receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, being a middle-of-the-field gadget while possessing the ability to block in the run game, something that the Browns could be looking for when addressing their wide receiver position. Godwin would be a good fit in Cleveland and would pair nicely with whoever else Cleveland brings in via draft or free agency.
Godwin is still young and provides a bright future for any team that signs him in free agency. The Browns could not do much better than the former Penn State standout.
In five seasons with the Buccaneers, Godwin caught 342 passes for 4,643 yards and 29 touchdowns. These numbers did come in a much more aggressive passing offense, but the Browns could dissect defenses with the run game and Godwin over the middle of the field in open space.
Godwin’s market price could be a little bit cheaper as he’s coming off a torn ACL that may scare off a few teams.