The Green Bay Packers will have a new look on offense next season, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers could use one more weapon in new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate is hitting free agency now that the 2018 season is over. Tate could wind up on his third different team within a season if the Packers choose to entertain the idea of adding Tate to their roster.
Tate has a fantastic track record in terms of staying healthy and providing a reliable set of hands for his quarterback. Although he was traded from the Detroit Lions at the deadline during the 2018 season, Tate had some great years with the team and had his sole 1,000 plus yard season with the team. Tate posted 1,000 yards or more in 2014, 2016, and 2017. The Lions also targeted Tate often as his lowest target total with the team was 122 during the 2017 season. Tate also accumulated at least 90 receptions in each full season with the Lions.
The Packers are similar to the Lions in terms of offense and with a quarterback like Rodgers, there are plenty of targets and yards to go around. Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has emerged as one of the league's best young receivers and teammate Randall Cobb has seen his production dip in recent years.
The Packers would be wise to add a player like Tate to their already potentially high-powered offense. If Green Bay can hold onto all of their pieces including running back Aaron Jones and tight end Jimmy Graham, Tate could be the missing piece to put the Packers offense back into the elite conversation.