Eagles executive Howie Roseman wanted to keep foot on gas with Golden Tate trade
Rumors surfaced about the Philadelphia Eagles being in the market for another playmaker at the trade deadline. General manager Howie Roseman followed through on that notion with the acquisition of former Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate.
Roseman has made a habit out of being aggressive at the deadline in recent years. According to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is hoping his attitude becomes a reflection of Philadelphia’s approach:
“The message to our fans, to our players, to our coaches, to everyone in this organization is our foot’s always going to be on the gas,” Roseman said, via Zach Berman of Philly.com. “We’re always trying to win. . . . What we can do now is try to do that for this season and this moment.”
It is certainly encouraging to see that Roseman is not ready to settle on his merits just yet. The Eagles made a similar move at last year’s deadline when they acquired running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins. Ajayi went on to play an integral role in their Super Bowl run. it is safe to say he is hoping Tate can have a similar impact.
Although the Eagles’ offense has been solid since the return of quarterback Carson Wentz, it has become evident that they are starved for more playmakers. Especially now that Ajayi is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL. Tate can have an immediate impact given his versatile skill set.
The veteran has largely served as a safety net for quarterback Matthew Stafford out of the slot in the 2018 NFL season. Tate has registered 44 receptions for 517 yards and three touchdowns thus far. His addition may be a bit risky considering his status as a free agent after this season. However, it would be well worth it for Roseman if he can serve as another viable option for quarterback Carson Wentz to throw too.