New York Giants sign WR Golden Tate: Grade, reaction and more


The Giants created a new for themselves at wide receiver this week following their trade of Odell Beckham Jr.

Bailey made $5.4 million in base salary last season with an $8 million cap hit on the final year of his four-year, $25 million contract with the Chiefs. Bolden has also played in 15 postseason games with two starts and has 12 rushing attempts for 46 yards with one touchdown and four receptions for 37 yards. And the Giants certainly had a need at the position after dealing Beckham to the Browns. This week, they traded Beckham, which suggests that they're looking to rebuild. He posted all of his best seasons in Detroit, racking up 90 catches each of his four full years.

Tate's production dropped dramatically a year ago after a midseason trade from the Lions to the Eagles, where he averaged just 9.2 yards per reception and 34.2 yards per game.

Markus Golden will help boost the Giants' pass rush
Markus Golden will help boost the Giants pass rush

"One of the top receivers available right now".

Now, at least Eli and the Giants offense will be able to spread the field and have multiple options. In effect, that makes Tate the 14th-highest-paid wide receiver in total guaranteed money, or the 19th-highest-paid wide receiver in total value. He should help the Giants win slightly more games than they would've won without him, but he's not going to transform them into a surprise playoff team. Hopefully, he'll still be able to in the coming years for the Giants.