Golden Tate’s time with the Giants is forgettable
News broke on Wednesday night that the New York Giants are releasing veteran wide receiver Golden Tate after two seasons with the organization.
The Giants signed Tate to a four-year, $37.5 million contract that included $23 million guaranteed in 2019. But he never lived up to that contract during his time with the Giants.
When the Giants signed Tate, he was supposed to be there replacement for Odell Beckham Jr. after they traded him to the Cleveland Browns. But it never worked out that way. He was suspended in 2019 for four games after violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy. During that season he only caught 49 receptions for 676 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games. Then this past season Tate recorded 35 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games.
On Thursday Tate posted the following message on Twitter thanking the Giants.
Tate, now 32 years-old may have a hard time finding a team in 2021 due to his age and drop off in production unless he’s willing to take a contract that pays him the league minimum.
I certainly wish the best for Tate and his family going forward and hope that he’s able to find a new team.