Golden Tate would “love” to play for the Patriots

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Golden Tate probably doesn’t want to limit himself in free agency, but he doesn’t mind offering an option.

Via Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston, the free agent wide receiver said he would like to catch some passes from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady if he had the chance.

Man, I would love it,” the veteran wideout said of the Patriots on the Prostyle Podcast. “I would love it. That organization, they’ve proven to be champions year in and year out. They work hard, for sure. But you know where you’re going to be at the end of the season. You’re going to be looking at not going to the playoffs, but you’re going to be looking at maybe a first-round bye, which is key.

“You gotta admire that organization. They do things right. They’ve been doing it for a long, long, long time. So, I’d definitely love to be a part of something like that and catch a few passes from ol’ Tommy Boy. Julian [Edelman] is a buddy of mine. I’m real good buddies with him and I’ve heard good things. Kyle Van Noy, who got traded from Detroit and has been there and has been balling out since, has said great things about the organization. I definitely would not mind going over there for sure.”

The 30-year-old wideout has a Super Bowl ring from his days with the Seahawks, so he’s not like the rest of the old guys who seek jewelry in New England. And he’s still productive enough to check a few boxes for the Patriots.

He caught 74 passes for 795 yards and four touchdowns last year, when he was traded from the Lions to the Eagles. The Patriots aren’t exactly deep at the position either, making his interest more than just random speculation.

39 responses to “Golden Tate would “love” to play for the Patriots

  1. Would be a great fit for the locker room, and he IS a YAC monster, but I don’t recall the Pats consistently utilizing 2 slot WRs on the field at the same time in past seasons. Amendola was used very sparingly when Edelman was healthy. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  2. Sorry, but they’re not going to pay you what you’re looking for. Nothing to see here.

  3. There is a Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner practically so when he wants to swipe some donuts he will be happy.

  4. A complicating factor for any Free Agent WR the Patriots wanna bring in would be the size of his contract. Edelman’s making $3.9M next season (the final year of his deal.)
    I’d love to have Tate and there will be openings at WR but man, with everything JE has brought to this team, I would not want to insult him.

  5. A little long in the tooth for the Patriots with an already aging roster. Go beg Russell Wilson for forgiveness and your old job back.

  6. Why wouldn’t he? The Patriots have no competition for the AFC title since Peyton Manning retired. Join the Patriots and go to the Super Bowl.

  7. He’s done well wherever he’s played and makes the offense better. He’s fearless across the middle and has that short area burst that allows himself to get open quickly.

    It would be perfect for a QB like Brady who gets rid of the ball fast but, seems like they have that already in Edelman and Hogan.

    -Non Pats fan

  8. Golden is not alone. Everyone would love to play for the Patriots. Coach Belichick is the best coach in the history of the NFL. They should rename the Lombardi trophy the Belichick trophy.

  9. @rgbarnwhipple

    Honestly,can’t even hate. I agree 💯 Belicheck is the greatest coach of all time. He out schemes and teaches better then every coach in the league. The Pats talent is not as great as people think. Belicheck is just able to coach them up and buy into his system.

  10. So does every player in the league that wants a ring before they retire. Until Kraft loses his team of course…

  11. Skill set is similar to Julian Edelman. I could see this happening. He fits the Pats scheme really well. Also durable and a team player. Wouldn’t have problems fitting in with Pats at all. They need a little more depth at WR anyway.

  12. Just run a slant and an out and you pretty much have all the throws Brady can complete. But the outs only need to be 5 yards….Brady struggles with anything over 7 yards in the air.

  13. Despite winning the Super Bowl, the Pats missed Danny Amendola’s contributions this year. Tate could fill that role and also be insurance for Edelman.

  14. Just run a slant and an out and you pretty much have all the throws Brady can complete. But the outs only need to be 5 yards….Brady struggles with anything over 7 yards in the air.
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    Tell that to the Rams after giving up the perfectly executed sideline throw to Gronk. Don’t be mad because a 41-year old QB is better than anyone who has ever played the game.

  15. The Patriots have no competition for the AFC title since Peyton Manning retired.
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    played mostly in a dome in a very weak division, once you go him outside he wasn’t much.

  16. He’ll price himself out of what the Pats will be willing to pay…. unless he really is serious about wanting to chance another Super Bowl appearance….if that’s the case, he’lol drop his demands quite a bit

  17. @vaphinfan

    Yea 5 yards or over Brady struggles…….like the clutch throws to Edelman over and over, and the 40 harder to Gronk to seal the Super Bowl.

  18. Of course Golden Tate would love to play for the Patriots, but he also wants that 1 last big payday so unless he’s willing take a team friendly deal it’s highly doubtful

  19. Generally players that join the Patriots do so quietly! He will not be a Patriot…besides, he’s not an AFC east player from Miami, Buffalo or the Jets.

  20. And here’s what Bill will be thinking:
    1) do you fit our system?
    2) what are your contract demands

    If you wanna play in Boston, you need to make sure you’re on the same page as Bill with these.

  21. Of course you would , who wouldn’t, but would you love the 5 million less per year that they will sign you at , cmon Golden, you’re a great WR but you are also about the green.

  22. rgbarnwhipple says:
    February 27, 2019 at 5:21 pm
    Golden is not alone. Everyone would love to play for the Patriots. Coach Belichick is the best coach in the history of the NFL. They should rename the Lombardi trophy the Belichick trophy.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    No doubt, BB is the greatest we know of so far. Although, the greatest in history by definition is IN THE PAST. Someone will come along and break some of those records, maybe even all of them.

    I personally think the name of the trophy is just fine. Why mess with the tradition… How many people really remember Lord Stanley? Not like we should have renamed that one after Gretzky, Clarke, Cosby, or Hull.

    Besides, I’m sure folks in Pittsburgh and SF didn’t think it should have been renamed the Noll or DeBartolo trophy. Maybe Pats fan ought to just enjoy their wonderful run of success after decades of suffering. Enjoy it while it lasts, but don’t suggest the rest of the NFL fan base wants a name change, we are all just fine with it- AS IS. I think the vote would go 31 fan bases vote ‘No’, NE fan base ‘Yes’

  23. I personally think the name of the trophy is just fine. Why mess with the tradition… How many people really remember Lord Stanley? Not like we should have renamed that one after Gretzky, Clarke, Cosby, or Hull.
    ————————————————
    Walter A Brown sends his regards.

    And Cosby’s in jail for life and never played hockey to begin with.
    So that’s an issue….

  24. The Patriots should try to throw some money at him. I think he’d be a monster in that offense. As an Eagles fan I was very disappointed in the way he was(‘nt) used in the offense and don’t think he was to blame for his lack of production.

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