One of the best things about the Eagles’ trade for Golden Tate is that Philadelphia added a player who’s just really fun to watch.
We spend time watching sports largely because they’re supposed to be fun and entertaining. Tate really brings it in both of those categories, as you can see in his career highlights videos.
You can also see why Tate is known as the YAC King. He’s incredible when it comes to breaking tackles and generating yards after the catch. Pro Football Focus recently pointed out Tate leads the league in YAC since 2014.
Since 2014, no wide receiver has more yards after the catch than Tate with 2,790 yards. It isn’t particularly close either, as the next closest player is Antonio Brown with 400 fewer yards after the catch on 102 more receptions.
During that same stretch, he also leads the league in avoided tackles.
Tate has made 108 potential tacklers miss in the last four-plus seasons. Not only is that the most by any wide receiver, but it is over 25 more than the next closest player.
Tate may only be with the Eagles for eight regular season games (plus playoffs?) but he figures to be a real fun player to watch. Can’t wait to see him out there breaking tackles and making big plays, which is something Philadelphia’s offense has sorely been lacking.
It’s not just Tate’s tough play-style that should appeal to blue collar Eagles fans. It’s also the swagger he plays with. As you can see in his highlight videos, Tate’s not afraid to taunt and flaunt.