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. This seems like a unusual move for a team that's supposedly in rebuild-mode, and though I don't love the fit, I do love the player.
It was a puzzling move, as the Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon trades made it appear as if the Giants were headed toward a full rebuild. We still don't know if suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon will be able to play next season. He had 74 receptions between the two teams in 2018, and remains one of the NFL's top receivers in yards after the catch.
Tate was the best receiver still available to sign in free agency. He's also always been a reliable and productive fantasy asset. At 30, this is likely the last big contract Tate will command.
What will Golden Tate's legacy be in Philadelphia? I expect that, despite the unideal landing spot, Tate will again prove to be a fantasy value.
The New England Patriots have yet to make a big splash in National Football League free agency, but could that change with Golden Tate?
Humphries has 219 career receptions for 2,329 yards with nine touchdowns in four seasons.
In 2017, Tate ranked as our seventh-highest-graded wide receiver (of 102 qualifying). That's good, but it's concerning that Tate's two-worst-graded seasons (since his rookie year) have come in 2018 and 2016.