Mariah DelPercio is the wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin. Like her spouse, she is an alum of the Pennsylvania State University.
According to her LinkedIn page, DelPercio majored in nutritional sciences at Penn State. She notes a focus on sports nutrition, composing ideal dietary plans for top-end athletes. DelPercio is also a certified personal trainer.
She concedes that she’s not a top-tier athlete in this profile for Fre skincare, but her passion for health and fitness has helped her find a fulfilling line of work all the same. One could pretty safely surmise that she helps plan the itinerary that keeps Godwin performing at optimal levels.
That said, she’s pretty ticked about his lack of involvement in the Tampa Bay offense of late.
Mariah DelPercio Sounds Off About Tampa Bay Coaches
In a recent Instagram story of hers, DelPercio questions the accuracy of a quote attributed to Tampa Bay head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles told reporters that Godwin’s production was down this past Sunday because his snap count was reduced as a result of lingering injuries.
As others have pointed out, Chris Godwin’s wife Mariah is not happy with Todd Bowles’ explanation for Godwin’s decreasing usage of late. pic.twitter.com/7w9wVOqo3Z
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 7, 2023
She pushes back against this notion with a screengrab of Godwin’s snap count on a week-by-week basis. Frankly, she’s got a pretty good point too. Godwin played 52 snaps in Tampa Bay’s win over Carolina on Sunday. That figure is right in line with his season average.
While his snap count has been consistent, his production is steadily trending down. Godwin was held without a catch for just the third time in his pro career on Sunday, and it was the first such instance in over four seasons worth of work.
Is Chris Godwin Trending Down?
Godwin has proven to be a tremendous talent for the Bucs during his seven-year stint with the team.
The 27-year-old wide receiver has amassed 499 career receptions, 6,272 yards, and 33 touchdowns. He’s eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in three separate campaigns, including a career-best 2019 season for which he earned second-team All-Pro honors. He’d notch four-digit yardage totals again in ’21 and ’22.
His production in the 2023 campaign has been a bit underwhelming, comparatively speaking. Godwin, to this point, has 53 grabs for 606 yards and just one touchdown. He’s pacing toward season-ending totals of 75 catches and 859 yards. Those aren’t bad numbers or anything, but they’re a downturn from Godwin’s recent production.
Godwin’s output has been particularly lacking over the past month or so. In his past five games, he’s topped the 50-yard mark just once. That’s a telling benchmark given that he bettered that yardage total in six of the team’s first seven games.
We’ll see if Godwin can get on track during this Sunday’s pivotal NFC South matchup with the division-leading Atlanta Falcons. One imagines another donut on the stat sheet will prompt some more vitriol from DelPercio.
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