Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin misses Olympic team
Buffalo Bills wide receiver and Olympian Marquise Goodwin may return to the gridiron this summer after jumping 8.25 meters to finish seventh at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday, resulting in Goodwin missing out on his second Olympic team.
In 2012, Goodwin finished a disappointing 10th at the Olympics. He jumped a then-personal best of 8.23 meters that year at the trials, which was good enough to win gold in London.
Goodwin was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft. In his rookie season, Goodwin appeared in 10 games and caught 17 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns. He has primarily been used as a punt returner and is coming off a season where he played just two games and caught two passes for 24 yards.
Goodwin had a close call in the qualifying round on Saturday, as the top 12 finishers advance to the next round and he was the last man in.
Aside from Saturday and Sunday’s sub-par jumping, Goodwin has been stellar in 2016 as he leaped to a personal-best of 8.45 meters in May and then 8.42 meters in June.