Chris Godwin reveals his initial reaction to Tom Brady joining Buccaneers

Nick Goss
NBC Sports Boston

One player who should benefit quite a bit from Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is wide receiver Chris Godwin.

Godwin enjoyed a breakout season in 2019. He tallied career highs with 86 receptions, 1,333 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. Godwin and Mike Evans formed one of the most productive wide receiver duos in the NFL, and the best could lie ahead for them with Brady replacing Jameis Winston at quarterback in Tampa Bay.

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The 24-year-old wideout appeared on ESPN's "First Take" on Wednesday, and he revealed his initial reaction to the news of Brady coming to the Bucs in free agency.

"I was elated," Godwin said. "I was so excited, just because anytime you have the opportunity to play with a guy like Tom Brady that's so accomplished and arguably the GOAT, I think that's something special. I'm more excited to learn than anything else, really."

One of the challenges for Godwin and the entire Bucs offense over the next few months is building a personal relationship and on-field chemistry with Brady. A new quarterback is not a subtle change for an offense, especially when you go from a player like Winston to one of Brady's caliber.

Godwin also told "First Take" that he and Brady have talked a few times in an effort to build that relationship.

"I've talked to Tom a couple times now," Godwin said. "Once right before it was official and then when it was actually official, he reached out. We just kind of chopped it up, really. We were talking about mainly introduction stuff. Just trying to get to know each other, and really build a relationship because it's going to be a long journey. We're hoping that it ends the way that we want it to end, and because of that, we got to start planting the seeds now for a successful journey and for a successful relationship. So that was really the bulk of that conversation."

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Chris Godwin reveals his initial reaction to Tom Brady joining Buccaneers originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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