Veteran wide receiver will not be joining Tom Brady, Patriots

Rex Christensen
March 15, 2019

According to the NFL Network's insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is for one year - essentially amounting to a "prove-it" type situation.

Golden Tate got paid on Thursday, signing a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Giants. He's cashing in on $23 million guaranteed in the process.

Tate will help the Giants in the post Odell Beckham Jr. era.

This paints the picture of Tate as one of the league's best slot wide receivers, or one of the league's best wide receivers once the ball is in his hands - and I think that's correct. Twenty sixteen second-round pick Sterling Shepard is a reliable target, but not a top receiver by any means.

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Tate really came into his own as a high-volume wideout during his days with the Detroit Lions. That was before receivers started raising the bar for contracts. He made at least 90 catches in the previous four seasons. Obviously a big-name guy, traded from the Lions to the Eagles previous year. He acknowledged that he was underpaid and wanted to do something about it.

The 30-year-old Tate spent last season between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, finishing with a combined 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns.

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.

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