No Bucs player is drawing more praise from coaches than WR Chris Godwin, entering his second year. He emerged in the second half last year and got his first career touchdown on the Bucs’ final pass of the year to beat the Saints.
“I see him as a starter,” Monken said. “That’s how I see it. He’s earned the right to be a starter. Whether it works out that way or not, I don’t know. But he’s earned the right, finished the year that way.”
In the first eight games last year, Godwin totaled just eight catches for 83 yards. But in the final eight, he had 26 catches for 442 yards, the latter second behind Mike Evans for the Bucs in the second half of the season.