Daniel Jones should benefit from Tate’s absence. Jones has been struggling, and it won’t help to ask a young quarterback, who’s already dealing with issues on the field, to answer questions about issues off the field.
Jones now won’t have to worry about forcing to look Tate’s way during the matchup against Washington, and can focus on the players who are on the field.
Tate is third on the team in targets, yards, and receptions. But with Sterling Shepard back, the Giants have a more reliable player. Though he’s only played in four games, Shepard has as many receptions as Tate, and just one less target.
Clearly Jones has a strong rapport with Shepard. And now he won’t have to worry about offending Tate by throwing the ball Shepard’s way.