The 23-year-old gobbled up 59 catches for 842 yards in 16 games with just five starts in 2018. With Jackson and Humphries gone, Godwin is set to be Evans' every-down running-mate. For a player with impeccable route-running, vice-grip hands, and plus athleticism, the third-year pro should make every list of potential blow-up candidates.
Joining NFL Network's Good Morning Football Thursday, Godwin sounded like 1,000 yards this season was almost a given.
"I'm excited about this season," he said. "I'm excited about what the season could bring for myself. I'm excited about what the season could bring for the team. I feel like, if I go and do what I need to do, obviously as a receiver I feel like our goals could be over 1,000 yards. I feel like I could have been there last year. So, me just trying to get to that point, I think that me doing that will really help our team. I'm coming in every day just trying to work, trying to be the best receiver I can be. I know I have a lot of room to grow, but I think that's the exciting thing. From what I've done so far I can still grow so much higher."
Godwin has been pegged as a key under Bruce Arians since the coach jumpstarted the hype train back in March, saying the receiver can be a 100-catch player.
Since then, Godwin hasn't disappointed.
This week during joint practices with the Miami Dolphins, the wideout has made several highlight-reel plays.
For the record, the above catch came against Xavien Howard, a 2018 second-team All-Pro and highest-paid corner in the NFL.
The reason Godwin didn't bust down the 1,000-yard barrier last year wasn't for talent, but opportunity. He boasted three 100-yard tilts last season, including two in his five starts, and chipped in seven touchdowns. With an ability to high-point the ball and make contested catches in close quarters, Godwin is the type of receiver who can make plays even when covered and remain a threat in the red zone.
The bar for Godwin isn't 1,000 yards. It's higher than that mark.