Raiders must be aggressive if Chris Godwin is done with Bucs
The Raiders could fill their wide receiver void by snatching Chris Godwin, a standout player who could be done with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fans of the Las Vegas Raiders are clamoring for Davante Adams now that the Green Bay Packers have been eliminated from the postseason. That’s not really surprising considering the level of talent that Adams possesses. However, it’s highly improbable that the Packers simply let him walk this offseason.
The Raiders must look at realistic options for some help, such as Allen Robinson, Michael Gallup, or in this case, Chris Godwin.
Once the Silver and Black were forced to part ways with Henry Ruggs III, everything changed. The offense, and more importantly, Derek Carr, lost their imposing deep threat. Hunter Renfrow filled the void in the aggregate, finishing the year with more than 1,000 receiving yards after all. However, something was missing after Ruggs’ release.
The Raiders tried different things, such as bringing in DeSean Jackson and having Carr begin to defer to Zay Jones more frequently. Unfortunately, neither one of these options should be considered a long-term solution. That isn’t to say Jones doesn’t have a future; he came up with several key catches last season, but he’s better suited to be the fourth option if need be. Godwin is no fourth option; he would become the number one option immediately at wideout.
In a likely scenario, the Raiders will have Renfrow and Jones back next season. That is in addition to having their star tight end, Darren Waller, fully healed by then as well. Las Vegas should also be able to count on Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake to once again spread out the offense.
Plugging Godwin into this efficient machine should help maintain the momentum gained by making the playoffs this season.