Top potential trade partners for Chris Godwin if the Bucs make a move

There will be no shortage of suitors for Chris Godwin if Tampa Bay looks to trade the seven-year veteran before hitting free agency next summer.
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Green Bay Packers

Between New York, New England, and Green Bay, the Packers fit as the most logical team to make a trade for Godwin this season. Coming off a 9-8 season and narrowly losing to the eventual NFC champion 49ers in the NFC Divisional, the Packers are set to improve in 2024 behind star quarterback Jordan Love.

After serving as Aaron Rodger's backup for two seasons, Love took the starting job in 2023 and didn't disappoint. In 17 starts, Love threw for 4,159 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for a 96.1 passer rating on 64.2% completion. In the wild card versus Dallas and the divisional against San Francisco completed 67.3% of his passes for 466 passing yards, five touchdowns, two interceptions, and a 108.6 passer rating.

Last season, Love relied heavily on the young receiver duo of Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs: Reed, the No. 50 pick in the 2023 draft, caught 64 passes for 793 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games; Doubs, the No. 132 pick in the 2022 draft, posted 59 catches, 674 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns in 17 games.

Outside of Reed and Doubs, Love had four other receivers eclipse the 350-yard mark in 2023. Between wide receivers Dontayvion Wicks (39/581/4) and Christain Watson (28/422/4) and tight ends Tucker Craft (31/355/3) and Luke Musgrave (34/352/1), Love had a plethora of weapons in 2023, and much won't change in 2024.

Even so, adding a true talent in the slot like Godwin would only elevate Green Bay's offense. In a quickly improving division with Detroit, Chicago, and Minnesota, the Packers can use a veteran like Godwin capable of making game-defining plays.