Saints: 4 receivers worth taking a flier on after Michael Thomas news
2. Golden Tate
When we last saw Golden Tate on the field, he was a member of the New York Giants in 2020 and finished the season with 388 yards and two touchdowns off of 35 receptions. This was with other talents at the position in the Big Apple, so Tate was good about getting open and being an option for Daniel Jones in the passing game.
Tate is 33 years old so his better days are certainly behind him, but what do the Saints have to lose by signing him to a bargain deal?
Tate has had three 1,000+ yard seasons in his career and while he’s not that guy anymore, he could provide a decent weapon for Trevor Siemian and/or Taysom Hill when they’re dropping back to pass. He’d be an immediate WR2 if not the immediate WR1 in the Saints offense.
No, this signing won’t make the Saints offense lethal by any means but they punted on their chance to do that by not trading for a receiver by the deadline. At this point, Golden Tate is one of the better options on the free-agent market.