Golden Tate signed with the Giants in free agency and is set to catch passes from Eli Manning in 2019. Before coming to New York, Tate spent four years in Seattle with Russell Wilson and four and a half years in Detroit with Matthew Stafford. He also had a brief stay with Philadelphia.
Speaking to Bernie Smilovitz of WDIV, Tate said Stafford is the best quarterback he’s played with during his 10-year career.
“To me, as of now, where I am today, I think Stafford’s been the best quarterback I’ve played with,” Tate said . “The guy can flat-out play. He’s tough, his attitude is amazing and he just wants to play ball. For me, I have nothing but praises for him.
Tate went on to say that Stafford might have a better playoff résumé if he wasn’t in Detroit.
“It’s almost unfair that he’s such a good player and doesn’t have playoffs or a ring to show for it,” Tate added. “That kind of hurts my heart that I wasn’t able to help change that. I think, over his career, if you put him in another organization, maybe things are different. I don’t know, because I played with some guys over my years that have won playoff games with that I don’t think are as good.”
Tate is clearly taking a shot at Russell Wilson with that last line. With Russell Wilson in 2013, Tate racked up 898 receiving yards and Seattle went on to win the Super Bowl.
In four-plus seasons with Stafford, Tate put up stellar numbers, including three 1000+ yard receiving seasons.
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