It turns out Golden Tate is not going to the New England Patriots, like we all assumed he would. Instead, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the former Detroit Lions receiver is joining the New York Giants.
Former Eagles' WR Golden Tate is signing with the NY Giants, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2019
Schefter is reporting that the deal is for four years and $37.5 million with $23 million fully guaranteed. While that’s not quite the $10-11 million a year we were all predicting a year ago, it did turn out to be a pretty good number in this year’s market. Adam Humphries, who is just 25 years old to Tate’s 30, signed a four-year, $36 million deal with $19 million guaranteed. Cole Beasley got four years and $29 million.
So Tate will join the Giants, who obviously had a massive hole at wide receiver after sending Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns earlier in the week. Tate won’t be expected to take the same role as Beckham, but you just know he’s going to glow in that New York spotlight.
It’s worth noting that the Detroit Lions will host the New York Giants for a regular season game in 2019. We’ll see what Tate has left in him when he makes his return to Ford Field in the not-too-distant future.