Instant impact: The Yards after Catch King is sure to bolster the Eagles offense
30 October 2018 Eagles News
The Eagles continue to impress in the personnel adding department after trading for Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate.
He’s enduring a 44 receptions, 517 yards and three touchdown season. He’s coming off of back to back 1,000 plus yards receiving seasons and has shown no signs of slowing down. This season versus the Dallas Cowboys, Tate caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns.
By acquiring Tate, the Eagles gave quarterback a very intriguing weapon to work with. Tate can do it all, short routes, intermediate routes and long routes. His skill set is off the charts and he’s a monster playmaker.
Yards after the catch are Tate’s thing as he’s the best in the league. Since entering the league, he’s accumulated 3,910 yards after the catch which leads the league since 2010.
Since entering the league in 2010, Golden Tate leads the NFL in yards after the catch (3,910) and his 581 receptions are the ninth-highest total in the league.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 30, 2018
He’s going to bring a whole different dimension to the Eagles offense. The Eagles are lacking a player who can catch the ball and make a play out of nothing. Without a run game, the Eagles need a wide receiver who can be a quick option and turn that small play into a big one and that’s exactly what they get in Tate.
A player with that type of ability is really going to bolster the Eagles offense. It’s going to open up things for everyone else and give Wentz a completely different type of wide receiver to throw to. This is a great move by the team because you can never give your quarterback too many weapons and Tate’s one of those weapons everyone quarterback would love to have.
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