Golden Tate on potentially playing with Tom Brady/Patriots pic.twitter.com/UTkHBQSnE7
— 🐐 (@BrettPats) February 27, 2019
Oh lets go baby.
In an interview with former NFL WR Earl Bennett, FA receiver Golden Tate admitted that he “would love” to play with the Patriots and catch a few passes from “Tommy boy.” If we remember correctly, the Patriots almost swung a trade for Tate before the deadline this past season. They reportedly offered a third round pick to Detroit, which is a pretty hefty price for a potential rental. That’s just not a move you see the Patriots (almost) make, which leads me to believe that the feeling is mutual between Tate and NE. And if we’re being honest, I’d take him in a heart beat.
Tate is a reliable veteran who has posted very consistent numbers throughout his career. Coming to New England would mark the fourth stop of his career, previously having played in Seattle, where he won a Super Bowl. Tate also suited up for the Lions for five years before halfway through last season when he was traded to the Eagles.
Over the course of his nine-year career, the one-time pro-bowler has hauled in 611 receptions for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns. He posted 90+ receptions each year he was in Detroit up until last season, and if he didn’t get traded halfway through, I bet he would’ve done it again.
I think Golden Tate still can be extremely reliable, especially if he’s catching balls from Brady, who would automatically become the best QB he’s ever played with. But before we get too carried away, Tate also didn’t rule out a potential return to Seattle this off-season. Now I have no idea what his market looks like right now, but there will for sure be plenty of teams interested in his services. Let’s hope the Patriots are one of them.
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)