Golden Tate to Green Bay Packers for 6th round pick
The Packers desperately need help at wide receiver, and Golden Tate might be an ideal fit.
Aaron Rodgers seems to always get the most out of slot receivers such as Randall Cobb in year’s past and Alan Lazard pre-injury this season.
However, with Lazard sidelined, defenses now have the ability to double-team Aaron Jones and force Rodgers and the Packers to find other ways to beat them. That might work against the Houston Texans, but it certainly didn’t against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and likely won’t against the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, or San Francisco 49ers in a possible playoff game.
Enter, Golden Tate.
Through seven games this season, Tate has caught 20 of 26 targets for 195 yards and a touchdown, and as Pro Football Focus points out, Daniel Jones as a 110.3 passer rating when targeting him.
Giants fans, though should probably temper expectations on any compensation in any trade involving Tate, according to a general manager speaking to GMenHQ on the condition of anonymity because he isn’t allowed to speak publicly about players on other teams.
“They’re going to get calls on guys playing on the last year of their deals, you can bet on that,” the GM tells GMenHQ. “So, that probably rules Golden Tate out at his age and salary.”
Still, Tate has the versatility to contribute on the outside or from the slot, and is at his best after the catch, which might make him the perfect target for Rodgers’ skill-set.