Patriots, Steelers have interest in Golden Tate in free agency

Ross Houston
March 16, 2019

Tate had his best season in 2019 when he hauled in 99 receptions for 1,331 receiving yards.

Less than 48 hours after agreeing to trade away their star wide receiver, NY has reached an agreement on a four-year deal with former Eagles WR Golden Tate, his agents at CAA Football announced on Twitter Thursday evening.

Veteran wide receiver Golden Tate is not going very far, as he will stay in the division and join the Giants on a surprising deal worth $37.5 million over four years.

However, soon we will remember Tate for an entirely different reason: as the wide receiver the New York Giants signed to replace Odell Beckham Jr. The Notre Dame product has 611 receptions for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns in 137 career regular season games.

No, the Giants look like they will be a really, really bad team again in 2019 and will continue to struggle to even sniff at the postseason until they can settle on a young, high upside corp to build around. When Beckham was traded to the Browns on Tuesday, the big question was who would QB Eli Manning throw to? Twenty sixteen second-round pick Sterling Shepard is a reliable target, but not a top receiver by any means.

Tate is a fine receiver as a third option. He should help the Giants win slightly more games than they would've won without him, but he's not going to transform them into a surprise playoff team. He can still make a name for himself in the NFL. Hopefully, he'll still be able to in the coming years for the Giants.

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