Golden Tate’s time with the Giants is likely up
During the 2020 NFL season, it really looked like the New York Giants were phasing out veteran wide receiver Golden Tate by cutting down his playing time. With that being said it looks like they will release him this offseason, which makes a lot of sense.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan mentioned during his Breaking Big Blue podcast that he believes Tate will definitely be released at some point during the offseason. The Giants, like every other NFL team are waiting for the official cap number for the 2021 season.
Tate is set to make $84 million in 2021 and over $5 million in 2022. The Giants would save about $7 million over the course of the next two seasons in cap space if they do in fact release him when accounting for dead money.
The fact of the matter is that Tate is no longer number one receiver quality and guys like Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton are better options to start ahead of him. It makes the most sense to move on from him and draft his replacement. So this news doesn’t surprise me at all.