He’s not the playmaker that Odell Beckham Jr. is, but for the Giants, they needed someone to fill the void, and are hopeful that Golden Tate can fill the void.
Thursday Adam Schefter reported that Tate and the Giants agreed to a four-year deal, worth a reported $37.5 million that includes $23 million fully guaranteed.
Tate, who will be a big play in fantasy football next season, which you can play with a promo from Fanduel, brings a Super Bowl title with him to the Giants, winning a championship in 2014 with the Seattle Seahawks.
That season was his best, as he pulled in 92 catches for 1,003 yards and five touchdowns.
Last year he started the season with the Detroit Lions, then was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, who made it to the NFC Divisional round before losing in New Orleans to the Saints.
With the Lions and Eagles in 2018 Tate had 74 grabs total for 795 yards and four touchdowns.
Tate has plenty of NFL experience over the years as he has played in 137 games with exactly 100 starts in the regular season.
If the Giants can find a way to make the postseason, he will be a help there as well, as he has also appeared in 11 postseason contests (eight starts), including the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Broncos at MetLife Stadium, where he will now be playing his home games.
This past January, Tate caught the game-winning touchdown in the Eagles’ wild card victory over the Bears.
Oddly enough one thing that not many people know about Tate is that his best sport growing up was not played with a football, but instead a baseball.
Tate was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 42nd round of the 2007 amateur draft out of high school as an up and coming outfielder.
He did not sign with the Diamondbacks and instead played two sports at Notre Dame, and started to show off more of his skills on the football field, getting noticed by teams.
His best season came as a sophomore with the Fighting Irish when he finished with a .329 batting average and 45 runs scored, the third-highest total in school history, a rather high number and one that still to this day hangs on the walls at the school.
He also has an interesting family tie to the league, as he is the son of Golden Tate Jr., a former wide receiver at Tennessee State
His dad was the the 120th overall pick in the fifth round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
Also his younger brother was a running back for Vanderbilt University. His younger twin sisters are both sprinters at Ole Miss, now you see where he gets all that speed from – hopefully it will translate into good things for the Giants.