Golden Tate receiving interest from several teams including the Cowboys

Tanya Simon
March 15, 2019

So the unenviable job of replacing the best receiver in the National Football League goes to.

It's a four-year, $37.5 million contract that includes $23 million guaranteed, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. "Clearly, Tare cannot do what Beckham can and the Giants will attempt more of a spread-the-ball approach in their passing game, while leaning heavily on star second-year running back Saquon Barkley in the ground game".

While the contract might be a little high for Tate, he should be able to step right in as an immediate starter working from the slot as a pass catcher that has been known to create yards after the catch. And if you combine his work with the Lions and Eagles this past year, those team's quarterbacks took aim at the nine-year wide receiver a combined 113 times.

The 30-year-old Tate spent last season between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, finishing with a combined 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns. This week, they traded Beckham, which suggests that they're looking to rebuild.

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The Dolphins do need a starting quarterback, so it is possible Bridgewater could find himself as the lead signal-caller in Miami. Bridgewater hasn't gotten much of an opportunity since suffering a gruesome knee injury with the Vikings in 2016.

The Giants' top receiver in the Beckham void is Sterling Shepard, whose best production comes from the slot.

From Tate's perspective, he's spending what might end up being the last few productive years of his career with a team that isn't on the verge of competing anytime soon. While it's not yet known whether or not any specific franchises had interest in acquiring his services - and if they did, just what exactly they were willing to give him - it's clear that Dorsett ultimately decided the best place for him to spend the 2019 season is in Foxborough.

Tate surely wants to win another Super Bowl ring, but he's won in the past with the Seahawks, so perhaps Super Bowl contention won't play as big a factor in his decision.

The Giants' plan? Still not clear.

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