Giants sign Tate to replace Beckham; deal reportedly 4 years, $37.5M


Tate agreed to a contract with the Giants on Thursday, his agency announced on Twitter.

So the unenviable job of replacing the best receiver in the National Football League goes to.

The veteran signed a four-year contract worth $37.5 million with $23 million fully guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. They got Jabril Peppers, a New Jersey native from the Browns in the Beckham trade.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate (19) warms up before action against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field.

With Odell Beckham traded, somebody has to catch passes for the New York Giants.

So the decision to add Tate is a bit of a head-scratcher other than to say Gettleman truly believes he can win and rebuild at the same time.

Markus Golden will help boost the Giants' pass rush
Markus Golden will help boost the Giants pass rush

The 30-year-old (he'll turn 31 this summer) finished the 2014, 2016 and 2017 season with more than 1,000 yards, but that came in the wide-open Lions offense with Matthew Stafford throwing to him.

In his years with the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and Eagles, he rolled up 611 catches for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns.

He's a good player and he deserves to be paid like one, but the signing is still confusing.

The Giants' top receiver in the Beckham void is Sterling Shepard, whose best production comes from the slot.

Less than 48 hours after agreeing to trade away their star wide receiver, NY has reached an agreement on a four-year deal with former Eagles WR Golden Tate, his agents at CAA Football announced on Twitter Thursday evening.

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