2 New York Giants players who will surely be gone after the 2020 season

New York Giants, Golden Tate

As expected, the New York Giants are suffering through rebuilding hiccups and mistakes. Installing a new coaching staff with fresh schematics was always going to be tumultuous, as the players didn’t have enough time due to COVID-19 to really learn the system and establish chemistry.

The first four weeks of the 2020 campaign were essentially preseason games, and since then, the Giants have taken significant steps forward in their development, at least at several spots.

On offense, Jason Garrett’s playcalling has gotten better each and every week, displaying a fantastic game-plan against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week eight. If quarterback Daniel Jones was able to hit on the deep ball, the Giants might’ve blown out Tampa Bay by a large margin. With all of the small steps forward and progressions, head coach Joe Judge can feel confident that his team is headed in the right direction.

Defensively, the unit has played above its weight class, especially missing talent at linebacker and cornerback. Multiple injuries have derailed the pass rush, with Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines on injured reserve.

Nonetheless, the Giants signed multiple free agents this past off-season to sure-up points of weakness. There are other veterans who are heading toward the end of their tenure in New York, so let’s take a look at two players who the Giants will likely move on from after the 2020 season.

Two New York Giants players who will surely be gone after the 2020 season:

1.) Golden Tate

After yelling “throw me the damn ball” twice against Tampa Bay last week, veteran receiver Golden Tate has found himself in the doghouse.

Judge discipline Tate for his actions, as he spent Wednesday home from practice and Friday with the scout team. It is yet to be seen if Tate will be activated on Sunday against Washington, as the Giants’ new head coach continues to throw down his disciplinary actions and show that consequences will be handed out if acting against the team’s best interest.

As for Tate and his future New York, there is a significant chance he is released after the 2020 season. Cutting him now would only hurt the team’s depth at wide receiver, as they still owe him the rest of his guaranteed money for the season.

However, there is an out in his contract that will account for $4.7 million in dead money next year. Saving over $6 million will be the Giants’ priority as they look to bolster other positions of weakness.

Over eight weeks, Tate has 226 yards and two receptions but has not been targeting much by Daniel Jones in the passing game. Despite being open on multiple occasions and creating plenty of separation, Jones simply missed him on multiple plays, which frustrated the veteran. It doesn’t seem like he desires to be with a Big Blue any longer, so this is a mutual departure that is almost guaranteed.