Penn State product Chris Godwin has enjoyed an excellent NFL career, but he had a night to forget in the playoffs Saturday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Washington Football Team.
This is most of what you need to know:
Chris Godwin is the first player with 4 drops in a playoff game since Brian Westbrook against the Saints on Jan. 13, 2007.
Godwin entered the game with 4 drops in his entire career. pic.twitter.com/nOfmJWIfsQ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2021
But what makes the stats in that tweet and Godwin’s poor game so ironic is that this news had just come out prior to all of his drops.
Interesting nugget from Tony Dungy. Said Tom Brady told NBC crew that Chris Godwin “has the best hands he’s ever been around.” Between Godwin, Allen Robinson, DaeSean Hamilton, KJ Hamler, #PSU receivers shining in NFL.
— Neil Rudel (@NeilRudel) January 10, 2021
Godwin actually started off well on the night, catching this touchdown pass from Tom Brady.
— No Names All Game (@nonamesallgame) January 10, 2021
But things got worse from there, as Godwin just couldn’t stop dropping passes. And Twitter let him have it.
Chris Godwin has 4 drops today, including a touchdown.pic.twitter.com/5R5rOR1HJ4
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 10, 2021
How many drops does Chris Godwin have tonight? pic.twitter.com/ezxVVkikEY
— Ghetto Gronk (@TheGhettoGronk) January 10, 2021
Chris Godwin tonight pic.twitter.com/TwpKaSZOlc
— Charles Dickey (13-3) 🧀 🤟 WS CHAMPS 🏆 ⚾️ (@stickydickey1) January 10, 2021
Chris godwin pic.twitter.com/gDd7RiJTDc
— Aden.💎 (@adensmart99) January 10, 2021
Chris Godwin be like pic.twitter.com/W6WopfqHuO
— Detes Attached (@Rynamyx) January 10, 2021
NOW CHRIS GODWIN HAS COMPLETELY LOST IT — A THIRD HUGE DROP AFTER BRADY RAVED ABOUT HIS HANDS.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 10, 2021
OK, you get the idea. It was a rough night for Godwin, who has always been an extremely reliable wide receiver. He had a strong regular season, with 65 catches for 840 yards and seven TDs.
Godwin did have five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown Saturday, and the Buccaneers held on to beat Washington, 31-23.
Godwin now will get a chance at some redemption in the second round of the playoffs next week.