Golden Tate is inactive and will not join the NY Giants this weekend when they play the Washington Football Team.
It’s shocking that a game between a one-win team and a two-win team would have such important playoff implications. But that’s 2020 in a nutshell. And if the NY Giants want to keep their absurd chance to claim the top spot of the NFC East, they’ll have to do it without Golden Tate.
Head coach Joe Judge made the decision to bench Tate when the Giants travel to Washington. This comes off a week where Tate barely participated in the Giants practices, and after a Tweet sent by Tate’s wife complaining that the Giants are underutilizing the wide receiver.
Some may think the Giants are hurting their chances of winning by leaving one of their only offensive weapons at home. But Judge made the right call, for three reasons in particular.
Let’s go through each of these reasons now: