Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants

Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants

According to National Football League reporter Ian Rapoport, the Pittsburgh Steelers might not be done in free agency yet.

The Lions chose to find a more cost-effective slot receiver this offseason, signing Danny Amendola for a one-year deal worth at least $4.5 million. With Beckham traded to the Cleveland Browns, Eli Manning now has a crew of Tate, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and, of course, Saquon Barkley, to spread the ball to in NY.

Tate is coming off a poor campaign in which he was dealt from Detroit to Philadelphia midway through the season. He ended up having a down year split between the two franchises, totaling 795 yards and four touchdowns, which might have affected his market.

Considering the Giants moved on from Landon Collins, Odell Beckham and Olivier Vernon in a week's time, it looks like the team is rebuilding around 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning. The deal includes $23 million in fully guaranteed money. Furthermore, while the Giants needed a receiver, they did not need a slot receiver when their only decent receiver, Sterling Shepard, already operates primarily out of the slot. At 30, this is likely the last big contract Tate will command.

Golden Tate of the Detroit Lions makes a catch over Jonathan Jones of the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Ford Field. That much is clear.

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