Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin might have played his last game of the 2019 season. For the second time in two weeks, an elite Bucs wide receiver has gone down due to a hamstring injury.
Last week, Mike Evans’ season ended after injuring his hamstring while scoring a touchdown against the Colts. This week, Godwin was carted off the field in the third quarter against the Lions after a play.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported on Good Morning Football that his season is likely over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2019
Godwin was having the best season of his NFL career by far. He eclipsed 1,000 yards for the first time (1,333) and broke his previous mark for touchdowns at nine. Week 15 also made him the most targeted receiver on the team.
He has had a breakout year due to being on the same team as an elite receiver in Mike Evans. With the defense focusing on Evans, the offense has allowed Godwin to be involved much more.
This is a big blow to the Tampa Bay offense, considering Evans is also shut down. Luckily, they are not in the playoff hunt, so it will not haunt them into the postseason. Even if Godwin is good to go for Week 16 or 17, the Buccaneers will likely sit him so as to not aggravate anything that will follow him into 2020.
The Buccaneers have the chance to play spoiler against the Houston Texans on Saturday, December 21.
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