Hindsight may be 20/20, but Giants general manager Dave Gettleman (Dave Gettleman) decided to sign wide receiver Jin Tait with four players and a $37.5 million contract in 2019. It looks the same Just as bad.
Okay, maybe this move was worse than anyone expected, but for the Giants at the time, it was still a sign of little significance.
Two years after the deal was concluded, it can be definitely classified as a failure. Tate may also have played the last game with the Giants before the end of the second year. Due to a calf injury, the 32-year-old will miss Sunday̵
Tate performed well in his first year, scoring 676 yards and 6 touchdowns in 11 games, but the Giants did not perform well (4-12 record), and Tate was suspended and injured. Missed 5 games.
Things get worse until 2020, when the Giants actually need to increase production on wide receivers. Tate’s salary cap this season is $10.35 million, while the Giants have a total of 388 yards and two touchdowns with 35 catches. How bad is that? Well, there are 68 recipients who have gained more than him. 79 recipients have more codes (388). He averaged 2.3 yards per game, lower than last year’s 5.8 yards. According to NFL’s NextGen Stats, his average interval is 2.1 yards, well below the league average of 2.86. His average score in Week 15 was 1.31.
Also: Tate sat on the bench at the beginning of the season after complaining about his role.
Back to 2019: Tate quickly signed the agreement after the controversial Geitman’s decision to target Odd Beckham. For all intents and purposes, especially the size of the contract with him, Tate is Beckham’s replacement. In this sense, he is undoubtedly a loser.
This move didn’t make much sense from the beginning. Tate got rid of the worst period of his career. In the Lions playoff trade, the Eagles only got 30 catches for 278 yards and a touchdown in eight games. His stock never dropped, and then Gettleman left that year, becoming his second largest free agent contract. Tyrell Williams (4 years, $44 million) has a higher salary, and it hasn’t fully worked out-Williams missed the entire season due to injury.
In addition, Tate is not a good lineup, at least not considering his personnel when signing the Giants. Last offseason, the Giants gave Sterling Shepard a four-year contract worth $41 million.
Question: Both Shepard and Tate performed best in slot machines.
In a wide range of receivers, this is not a lucrative free agent, and the Giants clearly need this position. Understandably, Gettleman felt the need to add an efficient receiver to fill in the Beckham-sized gap in the depth map.
He just picked the wrong player-too much for him.
Maybe he considered the return of Eli Manning-that was before Daniel Jones was drafted-he could no longer effectively push the ball deep. But there are better and cheaper options.
The wise choice was to quickly sign a contract with John Brown, who signed a three-year, $27 million deal with Bills.
Brown is about to usher in the 2018 Ravens, with 715 catches and 5 touchdowns, averaging 17.0 yards per catch. After graduating from Brown University, he ran a 40-yard sprint in 4.34 seconds, which is one of the better deep threats to the NFL in a healthy state.
In the 2019 Bill Act, Brown accumulated 72 catches for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns. He is two years younger than Tate.
If the Giants (for some reason) are deadlocked when signing the slot machine receiver, then Jamison Crowder may be a better choice. He signed a three-year contract with Jet Company worth $28.5 million. To be fair, Crowder has just had an injury-troubled 2018 season, but he performed well in Washington in 2017 (66 catches, 789 yards, 3 touchdowns), and in 2020 Still only 27 years old. He has 833 yards, 6 touchdowns last year, and 576 yards and 5 touchdowns in 10 games this year.
In the end, signing Tate was obviously a wrong decision, and now he may be waived in the offseason.
This move will save the Giants about $6 million in salary space.
They will be able to use the money to…
Sign a wide receiver.
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