The Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in Tate, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, via the Providence Journal's Mark Daniels.
Tate had his best season in 2019 when he hauled in 99 receptions for 1,331 receiving yards. And the high-volume pass-catcher is now a member of Big Blue after inking a deal with the New York Giants.
Tate has a very reliable receiver over the years and actually saw his career take off with the Detroit Lions. This past season with both teams, he caught 74 passes for 795 yards and four touchdowns.
In each of the past eight seasons, among all wide receivers with at least 50 targets, Tate has ranked top-four in missed tackles forced per reception.
Tate was traded from Detroit to Philadelphia before the trade deadline in October for a third-round pick in the upcoming draft.
However, soon we will remember Tate for an entirely different reason: as the wide receiver the New York Giants signed to replace Odell Beckham Jr.
Gettleman wanted Tate so much that he was willing to forfeit a fifth-round compensatory pick and handed Philadelphia a fourth-round compensatory pick just to bring him into the fold, a move that directly flies in the face of a proper rebuild. We can't wait to see him in NY.
When the regular season begins, Tate will be 31, seven years younger than his new team's starting quarterback. Even though the club has moved on from some key players, the addition of Tate would seem to indicate otherwise.