Earlier this week the Bleach Report ranked the Top 5 receiver Duos entering the NFL in 2020.
Among those top 5, our very own Tampa Bay Bucs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin made the list.
Some caveats and criteria:
- No duos containing rookies
- Combination of past production, accolades, and room for growth
- The “what have you done for me lately?” factor was considered
“Four qualified NFL receivers averaged more than 85 yards per game in 2019. Two of them— Mike Evans and Chris Godwin— played for the Buccaneers,” BR’s Brad Gagnon wrote.
“The 26-year-old Evans was just about as dominant as ever in his third Pro Bowl campaign, while the 24-year-old Godwin broke out magnificently with 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns despite missing two games. He was the only qualified player in the league to catch more than 70 percent of the passes thrown his way and average more than 15 yards per reception. Meanwhile, he and Larry Fitzgerald were the only wide receivers with drop rates below 1 percent on a minimum of 75 targets.”
“Eyebrows raised when Tom Brady—the most decorated quarterback in NFL history—jumped to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason,” wrote Gagnon.
“But those unconscious social signals were made because Tampa isn’t exactly an NFL hotspot, as the Bucs haven’t won a playoff game since 2002. A quick look at the first line of the Bucs’ wide receiver depth chart made it easier to comprehend Brady’s decision.”