Detroit Lions Trade Golden Tate For Third Round Pick
The Lions have sent their number one receiver packing, and fans are not happy with what Detroit got in return.
Golden Tate has been part of the core group of Lions for the last four seasons, along with one of Stafford's favorite targets.
Now Tate will be running routes in Philly and the Lions will be looking for a steal in the third round of the 2019 draft. Lions owner Bob Quinn put the following statement about the trade on Twitter.
On behalf of our entire organization, I would like to sincerely thank Golden for his countless contributions to our team during his time as a Detroit Lion. For more than four years Golden displayed an unwavering commitment to not only his coaches and teammates, but also the City of Detroit. The impact he made on and off the field set an example for our team and serves as a testament to his character. We wish Golden and his family the very best in the next step of his career.
The move definitely makes sense from a business standpoint, considering they probably were not going to be able to re-sign Tate at the end of the season.
The timing couldn't have been worse though with the Lions actually starting to gain some momentum after a rough start.
The good news is that the Lions are not hurting for receivers that can catch the ball right now. The bad news is that Tate was more than just a great pair of hands. He was a great blocker, and more importantly, he was a great leader.
Detroit will miss seeing Tate on the field.