Godwin will want a big raise from his rookie deal.
Spotrac puts his annual value at $17.1M per season, 2nd of all free-agent WRs.
I doubt the Bucs have that kind of cap space, and nobody franchises no.2 WRs.
AB is attached at the hip to Brady, and he will be back for cheap because no other team is going to want to pay him after the Raiders debacle.
AB is not dependable but remember he’s capable of putting up a 1400-yard season.
And Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller could probably use more reps.
So thanks for four great seasons CG, maybe my favorite draft pick of the Licht era.
Of course it depends on the market.
That’s what free agency is all about.
But Godwin has more value to a team with no good WRs and cap space than to the Bucs, who are loaded at WR/TE.
Cooper Kupp makes $15.8M, Jarvis Landry $15.1M, and Brandin Cooks $16.2M.
I’d rather have CG
All those guys you mention are way overpaid. As well there is another great crop of college receivers in this year’s draft at much less money.Combine that with his so-so playoff and Godwin won’t get the money people projected he would 6 months ago.
tough one. Barrett needs to be valued more than Godwin, lets just get that out of the way. we currently have 20mil tied into TEs. both Brate and Howard make up 12mil and all of that can be cleared out by releasing them. Gronk is coming back at at least the same price which was 8 or 9mil (I forget). Evans is will to take less, but hes already under paid so I dont see that happening.. This depends on how much Godwin values a couple more million vs playing with the GOAT and going for another ring. Worst case tho, we have to let him walk and that allows us to pay for one more year of Howard. If Howard lives up to his potential, then the combo of Evans, AB, Gronk, Howard, Miller, ROJO, and potentially an early round RB with hands is all pretty nice. Personally though I think both Brate and Howard get the Axe and Godwin takes a hometown discount
If Godwin and Barrett both return next season, it will be a FO win. Those are the two guys that will have a large market. The FO should be able to find a path to bringing back AB, Gronk, Suh and David because their market will be limited and I assume they prefer to remain in Tampa.
I bet Gronk cuts his pay to $5 million from $9m; one of Brate or Howard are gone. Jensen and Smith renegotiate the final years of their deals; tack on another year or two but at less then the $10m and $14m respectively they are scheduled to make.Gholston either takes pay cut or gone. New punter because Pinion would make $2.8m next year. Also what if Brady signs for another year in 2022 and takes a pay cut? They could save $10 or $15 million of cap space in 2021.
Think Bucs will make an offer to keep him from going to free agency, but Chris has got to go see what the market is because this is his chance to cash in on a big contract. Come back to the Bucs and say this team offered me this and see if Bucs are willing to match it. Would hate to see him leave, but certainly understand if he does for a big contract.
Godwin will be back, before the SB there was already reports that we’ll be attempting to re-sign him early in the offseason.
I’m ready to move on from AB. He won’t be worth the money he’ll command, and he’s a scum bag. He doesn’t look like the same player he was in Pittsburgh, he hasn’t created the separation I was expecting.
I think Scooter and Tyler Johnson are ready for expanded roles. Both offer diverse skill sets, I’d love for them to split the #3 job next season.
Gonna be a tough call. We all love Godwin and no one wants to see good players walk out the door but he is one of the most expendable FAs due to his potential price tag and options at the position. This team is trying to win another SB quickly and to do that money is going to need to be spent on the D. Retaining David and Barrett, drafting the best DT at #32. Would like to keep Suh but may not be room.
On offense Gronk will come back for less as others have said. A pass catching back like White comes in thru FA. The TE position is tough. I would like to save money there but who can you lose between Brate and OJ? One is oft-injured but the younger and more talented.
If AB will come back for $4 million and Godwin wants $12… could be the difference. I don’t want AB here over Godwin but I can see it happening.
I hope he stays but funny enough winning the Superbowl might actually play against us when it comes to re-signing CG. He has his ring, now he can look for a pay day. If we had come close but fell at the end it would have been a bigger argument to stay in Tampa.
I think tagging Godwin is the least likely eventuality. That 16.5 number for WR is not going to work. He’ll either get a long extension with bonus to spread out cap hit and make low 2021/22 figures or will walk. I also doubt he walks. I think he’ll get around 17 mil average on a 5/6 year extension that guarantees 50-60 mil. Something like 5-$85 with $50 in signing bonus and $62.5 total guaranteed.
I saw a post from Godwin’s fiance couple months ago when asked if Tampa is their forever home so to speak. She said “No love Tampa but we’re mountain people.” Of course thats talking about life after football but it made me wonder a little bit.