In a division that no one seems to want to win, the NY Giants, Eagles, Cowboys, and Washington should all be sellers at the NFL trade deadline
Pretty much everyone in the NFC East should be looking to sell at Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, including the division leading Eagles. When considering possible NY Giants trade rumors, it’s clear they’ll be selling and looking to build for the future. Given that nobody in the division has a good chance of making a deep run in the postseason, nobody should be giving much up.
NY Giants Trade Rumors: Swap Golden Tate for a 5th Round Pick (At Best)
The Giants are a couple years away from any hopes of contending, and Golden Tate is 32 years old. The veteran receiver could have some value for a current contender, but he’s not worth much to the Giants long-term. As a result, they should be looking to ship him off to a contender that needs another offensive weapon.
Tate went for a third round pick at the deadline in 2018 when he was traded from the Lions to the Eagles, but he’s two years older and his numbers are down. Golden Tate is only on pace for 46 catches, 446 yards and 2.3 touchdowns. The Giants should be happy to get a fifth round pick for him, and they should even consider taking a sixth.
The Giants could get lucky and see a bit of a bidding war for wide receivers, as a few contenders are in the market. The Browns are 5-2 and lost Odell Beckham Jr. for the year, and the Packers are 5-1 and dealing with injuries at the position as well. GMENHQ’s Matt Lombardo considered these as two of his three potential landing spots for Tate. Our sister site Who Dat Dish also seems to think the Saints might have an interest in Tate’s services, so that’s something to keep in mind as well.
Sometimes when you see analysts zeroing in on a potential trade, there’s more smoke than fire. But when it comes to NY Giants trade rumors involving Golden Tate, I think there might be something there. It just makes sense.