Golden Tate didn’t think the Lions would trade him ahead of the NFL’s trade deadline on Tuesday. But as it turns out, the Lions had other ideas. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that he’s going to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick.
Detroit is trading WR Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018
So much for that, right? In four-plus seasons with Detroit, Tate put up 94 receptions, 1,068 yards and five touchdowns per 16 games. In the meantime, Carson Wentz gets another weapon as the Eagles look to turn their season around. They are not the Super Bowl-winning side from a year ago at the moment. However, at 4-4 they’re still just 1.5 games back of Washington in the NFC East.
And even though Tate didn’t want to move, he joins a team that has a better shot at making the playoffs this season. In fact, he joins a team that actually has a legitimate shot at winning their division. And the best part? He has more than a week to get ready. Right now, the Eagles are enjoying their bye week before squaring off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
In seven games this season, Tate has 44 receptions for 517 yards and three touchdowns. He’s a good get for the Eagles. Now we just have to wait and see how they utilize him.