The New York Giants acquired former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Golden Tate this past offseason after trading away Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. By no means is Tate expected to replicate Beckham’s production, but he will surely have an impact on the offense in 2019.
A primary slot-receiver, Tate will be a security blanket for quarterback Eli Manning, similar to the role Sterling Shepard has played in recent seasons. Both are effective in the short/intermediate game which will ultimately dictate the speed and style of the offense moving forward.
Tate is very excited to start working with Manning, a two-time Super Bowl-winning passer. He has been impressed with his knowledge of the game and ensuring Tate has the best opportunity to catch the ball in the open field. Understanding coverages and enabling Tate to utilize his yards-after-catch efficiency will be the priority in 2019.
New York Giants: Golden Tate comments on Manning’s abilities
â€œHis understanding of the game,â€Â Tate told NJ Advance Media. â€œAs a savvy receiver â€” specific to my situation, I play in the slot a lot â€” you want to have a guy who is really good at reading coverages so he doesnâ€™t throw you into any headaches. Eliâ€™s knowledge of the game is great.â€
â€œTalent-wise, I still think Eli is very productive,â€ Tate said. â€œI think he still has a very strong arm.