Goodwin is in line to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 concerns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per the report, Goodwin based his decision on a desire to remain with his family in the coming months. The Eagles acquired the speedy wideout from the 49ers in a deal during this year's draft. Goodwin logged 12 catches for 186 yards and a TD in nine games with San Francisco last season.
Goodwin (knee) agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million restructured deal with the Eagles on Saturday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The 49ers shipped the 29-year-old to the Eagles earlier in the day, and it's not a major surprise to see a reworked contract as he was set to receive over $9 million in base salary over the next two seasons. Goodwin is now essentially on a one-year, prove-it deal with Philadelphia, and he'll need to avoid the injury issues that limited him to 20 games over the last two seasons.
Goodwin (knee) was traded to the Eagles from the 49ers on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That's now three Day 3 trades made by the 49ers during the 2020 NFL Draft, with the latter two (Matt Breida to the Dolphins being the other) saving the team around $7 million in cap space this season. After a 2019 campaign that saw the Eagles decimated by injuries and ineffectiveness, Philadelphia has aggressively added speed to its receiving corps, first with the first-round selection of Jalen Reagor and now the addition of Goodwin. The 2012 Olympic long jumper isn't any more of an obvious starting wide receiver than when he was with San Francisco, but he's an intriguing weapon in an offense that was essentially devoid of any sort of speed, and he should at minimum be a useful gadget player and returner in his new home.
General manager John Lynch said Godwin (knee) is still being shopped, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 49ers presumably are hoping for a late-round pick as compensation, considering Goodwin is scheduled for a $3.95 million base salary and $4.9 million cap hit in 2020 (per OTC.com). Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan both have said they don't want to cut the 29-year-old wideout, but that's what may ultimately happen if the Niners can't find a trade partner before the 2020 NFL Draft. The other scenario that might work is Goodwin accepting a pay cut to stick around in San Francisco, though he'd be facing a tough numbers game on a roster that has no shortage of quick, undersized wideouts. Goodwin finished 2019 on injured reserve with an unspecified knee injury.
Goodwin (knee) may be released at some point this offseason, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Coach Kyle Shanahan sung a different tune in February, saying Goodwin is "too valuable" to be cut but might be available for trade. Shanahan had an obvious incentive to say what he said, as the Niners would have a tough time finding trade offers if other teams knew they'd end up releasing Goodwin anyway. With nothing cooking on the trade front, it now seems increasingly likely the team either cuts Goodwin or asks him to take a pay cut. The speedy 29-year-old was limited to nine games in 2019, catching 12 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown before an unspecified knee injury sent him to injured reserve in December.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/04||@San Francisco 49ers||3||16.33|
|7||10/22||New York Giants||24||26.33|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||24||26.33|
|13||12/06||@Green Bay Packers||18||23.67|
|14||12/13||New Orleans Saints||16||20.00|
|17||01/03||Washington Football Team||6||17.00|
|3 Year Avg||56||30||514||2||25||17.13||65|