Howie Roseman feels “very good” about Golden Tate trade

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The Eagles gave up a third-round pick to acquire wide receiver Golden Tate in October and many Eagles fans were likely hoping to see more than 30 catches for 278 yards and a touchdown from the new arrival in the regular season.

Tate added seven catches for 64 yards in the playoffs and scored the game-winning touchdown in the team’s Wild Card round win over the Bears. Vice president of football operations Howie Roseman cited that score in his answer to a question at Tuesday’s press conference about whether the deal worked out as he hoped.

“No question. When we made the trade, we were 4-4. We were looking for a spark,” Roseman said. “We were looking for more firepower on offense. When you talk about Golden, here is a guy who has incredible character, incredible production, can really fit any scheme. Everyone in this building was incredibly excited about adding him to our football team. We knew the price to pay. … We look back at our process, and I feel very good about our process. We’re going to be aggressive, and when we are swinging and we’re going to be aggressive, we feel like we’re going to be right a lot more than wrong. In this case, feel very good about that. And you saw the contributions that he made in a big game. The stage isn’t too big for Golden Tate.”

Tate is set for free agency in March and he was asked this week about his plans for the offseason.

“I really enjoyed my time here,” Tate said, via “I really hope it’s not coming to an end. In the short time period, I’ve had a bunch of great memories.”

Wherever he winds up, Tate said he’s prioritizing “getting deep into the playoffs and winning Super Bowls” over the remainder of his career.

17 responses to “Howie Roseman feels “very good” about Golden Tate trade

  1. Dude has “Tate III” on his jersey?

    New Rule: Unless your dad or granddad played in the league (a la Kellen Winslow Jr and Sr), then you cant be adding things after your name on your jersey.

  2. The team still wasn’t playing good around the trade time so it wasn’t on him however he definately came to play in the playoffs.

    vicnocal says:
    January 15, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    Dude has “Tate III” on his jersey?


    Also he has III on his jersey because he’s Golden Tate III, because he’s the third Golden Tate. That’s officially his name. His grandfather was the first, and his dad was Jr. And guess what, his father was drafted by…the Colts!

  3. If only Aguilar? Jeffries? had caught that pass. Nicky magic died with that interception. Now the Phillies will keep Wentz.

  4. thegreatgabbert says:

    Tate wants to win SBs so he gets invited to the White House for takeout. Probably have donuts from Dunkin.

    Then he want to the wrong team because the Eagles are banned.

  5. Eagles are just as good last year. It was a down year for the league last year. Perfect timing for them. Minnesota miracle meant they could avoid the saints. Worst patriots defensive team in brady era.This year they had challenges and were eliminated where they should’ve been last year. Not a bad team just not as good as a normal super bowl winner.

  6. If the time with the Eagles encourages Tate to re-sign with the team, perhaps for less, and the experience he gained in the scheme helps him hit the ground running next year, the 3rd round price tag could very much be worth it. But if he walks, then this was a poor return on investment, period.

  7. Michael E says:
    January 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    thegreatgabbert says:

    Tate wants to win SBs so he gets invited to the White House for takeout. Probably have donuts from Dunkin.

    Then he want to the wrong team because the Eagles are banned.

    Banned by the Saints… 🙂

  8. Haters conveniently forget (or are simply ignorant of) the NFL’s compensatory pick system. Thankfully, Howie totally knows how to work it. #FlyEaglesFly

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