The rumor mill is heating up with the Nov. 3 trade deadline fast approaching. According to multiple sources around the league, all signs point toward the New York Giants making wide receiver Golden Tate and guard Kevin Zeitler available on the market.
Via Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated:
Philly’s opponent Thursday night, the Giants, are open for business as well. Veterans Golden Tate and Kevin Zeitler are two names that came up pretty consistently with other teams. Tate’s contract and declining production could make him difficult to move for anything significant. Zeitler, on the other hand, might fetch a return based on, again, the crying need for experienced linemen across the league.
The theme for players available is older veterans due a lot of money, and that can be said for Giants WR Golden Tate and guard Kevin Zeitler.
As mentioned by Rapoport, players who will likely be moved prior to the deadline will be veterans with pricey contracts. Tate is just in the second year of a four-year, $37.5 million deal he signed in 2019. Meanwhile, Zeitler still has $12 million remaining on his current deal, which expires following the 2021 season.
The Giants certainly have a huge decision on their hands. With New York falling to 1-6 after a 22-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7.
It’s unlikely that the Giants will get anything significant in return for either Tate or Zeitler, given their current deals. Nonetheless, if any playoff team wants to add another a solid veteran, New York might just pull the trigger on a blockbuster deal.