Golden Tate, WR
At what point will the Tennessee Titans finally be able to bring Golden Tate home? While there haven’t been a lot of rumors connecting the team and the player outside of fan base hopes, this is almost something that makes too much sense.
At 32 years old, Golden Tate doesn’t have two more years to play on a team staring up at the rest of the division. Instead, he needs to be on a team on the rise that can use his help to get over the hump.
If he was traded, the Titans would take on his contract minus the prorated signing bonus which would end up being an average of $7.5 million over the next three years. As far as I can tell, all of that money would be non-guaranteed so even if something happened, the Titans could get out of a bad deal quickly.
Tate is a YAC machine and he has always been someone that would thrive as a WR2, but not quite on the level of a WR1. The Tennessee Titans don’t need a WR1, they already have A.J. Brown, and regardless of your feelings on Corey Davis (I am a fan) financially it makes more sense to go with Tate.
Keep in mind that Golden Tate has averaged 60+ yards per game since leaving the Seattle Seahawks in 2014 and he has been one of the more sure-handed wide receivers in the NFL. The Giants are going to have enough mouths to feed between Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, Saquon Barkley, and Dion Lewis.
Why not go with the youth movement and let those guys grow up with your young QB?