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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Other Logical Trade Suitors for Chris Godwin

Arizona Cardinals

While the Cardinals did add rookie sensation Marvin Harrison Jr. with the No. 4 pick in the draft, quarterback Kyler Murray still lacks a true weapon to throw to in the slot.

Free agent signings Michael Wilson, Zach Pascal, and Zay Jones all have played in the slot, but none are to the caliber of Godwin. The pairing of Harrison Jr. and Godwin would be a dynamic duo for Murray and head coach Jonathan Gannon to work with.

Buffalo Bills

Amid Buffalo's decision to release several impactful veterans in free agency, the Bills also traded four-time Pro Bowler Stefon Diggs to Houston and cut Gabe Davis, who signed with Jacksonville.

Buffalo managed to sign Curtis Samuel, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Chase Claypool, and Mack Hollins in free agency, but they and 2024 first-round pick Keon Coleman figures to play outside, leaving Josh Allen without a true slot receiver.

New Orleans Saints

The likelihood that the Bucs would trade Godwin to a division rival is low, but the Saints have been searching for a true complement receiver to star Chris Olave. With the likes of Rashid Shaheed, Bub Means, Cedrick Wilson, and A.T. Perry on the roster, Godwin would slot in as the No. 2 receiver and form a stout duo with Olave on the outside.

Los Angeles Chargers

Just this offseason, the Chargers saw Keenan Allen and Gerald Everett sign with the Bears in free agency, while Mike Williams left Los Angeles for New York. That leaves Justin Herbert without a true No. 1 receiver to work with in his fifth season in the league. Trading for Godwin would give Herbert and the Chargers a true veteran receiver to take off pressure from second-year receiver Quentin Johnston and rookies Ladd McConkey and Brenden Rice.

Washington Commanders

Although Washington isn't in position to make a win-now move, adding Godwin could pay dividends for 2024 No. 2 pick Jayden Daniels. Entering OTA's, Daniels has perennial Pro Bowl receiver Terry McLaurin as his top target, and former first-round pick Jahan Dotson looks to rebound from a down year in 2023. The trio of McLaurin, Godwin, and Dotson would give Daniels one of the best-supporting casts of the five first-round rookie quarterbacks slated to start in 2024.