The Buccaneers placed the franchise player tag on receiver Chris Godwin, likely ensuring he will remain on their roster this season. Otherwise, Godwin could have become a free agent.
The Bucs’ used the “non-exclusive” tag, meaning Godwin can negotiate with other teams but the Bucs can match any contract. If they do not, the team that signs Godwin would owe the Bucs two first-round draft picks.
Godwin is recovering from a serious knee injury which caused him to miss the final three games of the 2021 season. Still, he had a team-high 98 catches for 1,103 yards and five touchdowns.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media