Former Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate was sent from Detroit to the Philadelphia Eagles before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday.
Earlier today, we talked about how Josh Adams’ emergence was beneficial to the Philadelphia Eagles as the NFL trade deadline approached, as they can now go after other positions of need.
It appears the Eagles did just that.
Golden Tate announced via Twitter that he was on his way to Philadelphia.
The trade gives the Eagles a much needed receiving weapon as they enter the second hald of the NFL season with a 4-4 record.
When it comes to dependability, few can match what Tate brings to the table. As we’ve mentioned several times on this website, Tate was one of only two receivers to catch 90 or more passes in each of the last four seasons. The other was Antonio Brown.
So far in 2018, Golden Tate has caught 44 balls for 517 yards and three scores. He’ll help form one of the more dangerous trios of receivers in the NFL alonside Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz expressed his excitement on Twitter shortly after Tate’s tweet:
From a Notre Dame football fan standpoint, the Eagles are now much-watch football. Josh Adams and Golden Tate — two Irish fan favorites — should both get plenty of run as the Eagles make a push to get back into the playoffs and defend their Super Bowl title.
It appears the Eagles gave up a 3rd-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to acquire Tate from the Detroit Lions.